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Phyllosticta batatas (Thurn.) Cooke, Grevillea 7: 35. 1878
Depazea Batatas Thiim. Myc. Univ. 598. 1876.
Phyllosticta bataticola Ellis & Martin; Martin Jour Myc. 2: 20 1886.
IPhoma Batatae Ellis & Halsted; Halsted, Bull. N. J. Exp. Sta. 76: 25. 1890.
Spots circular or subcircular in form, sharply defined, pale-yellowish or whitish in the center, brownish about the margin, with a narrow rim which is slightly elevated and darkbrown, visible on either side of the leaf but less distinct on the under side, reaching a diameter
of 5 mm., often smaller or rarely larger; pycnidia scattered over the infected spot, usually
restricted to the upper side of the leaf, reaching a diameter of 100-125 it; spores ellipsoid,.
4-4.5 X 6-8 ix, granular within.
Phoma Batatae is said by Harter & Field (Phytopathology 2: 123. 1912) to be the conidial
stage of a Diaporthe.
On Convolvulaceae :
Ipomoea Batatas (L.) Lam. (Batatas edulis Choisy) (cult.), Alabama, Kansas, Louisiana,. New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina. Type locality : Europe.
Distribution: New Jersey to Alabama, Louisiana, and Kansas; also in Europe.
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Fred Jay Seaver. 1922. PHYLLOSTICTALES; PHYLLOSTICTACEAE (pars). North American flora. vol 6(1). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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Phyllosticta batatas is a fungal plant pathogen infecting sweet potatoes.

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Phyllosticta batatas is a fungal plant pathogen infecting sweet potatoes.

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