Erysiphe cichoracearum

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Golovinomyces cichoracearum
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Class: Leotiomycetes
Subclass: Leotiomycetidae
Order: Erysiphales
Family: Erysiphaceae
Genus: Erysiphe
Species: cichoracearum
Binomial name
Erysiphe cichoracearum
(DC.) (1805)
Synonyms

Golovinomyces cichoracearum (DC.) V.P. Heluta [as 'cichoraceorum'], (1988)
Golovinomyces cichoracearum var. cichoracearum (DC.) V.P. Heluta
Oidium asteris-punicei Peck, (1911)

Erysiphe cichoracearum is a plant pathogen that causes powdery mildew disease of cucurbits, including melon, cucumber, pumpkin, and squash. The primary symptoms are white, powder-like spots on the leaves and stems. Sphaerotheca fuliginea causes a similar looking powdery mildew of cucurbits.

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