Sphaceloma menthae

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Sphaceloma menthae
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Dothideomycetes
Order: Myriangiales
Family: Elsinoaceae
Genus: Sphaceloma
S. menthae
Binomial name
Sphaceloma menthae
Jenkins (1937)

Sphaceloma menthae is a plant pathogen infecting mint. It is also known as mint anthracnose or leopard spot disease. It can be identified by circular, oval, or irregular spots on the mint plant. It used to be a serious disease but it now controlled in commercial mint fields.[1]


  1. ^ 1898-1983., Westcott, Cynthia. Westcott's plant disease handbook. Horst, R. Kenneth (Ralph Kenneth), 1935- (Sixth ed.). Boston. ISBN 9781475733761. OCLC 861706537.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)

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