Leveillula taurica

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Leveillula taurica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Class: Leotiomycetes
Subclass: Leotiomycetidae
Order: Erysiphales
Family: Erysiphaceae
Genus: Leveillula
Species: L. taurica
Binomial name
Leveillula taurica
(Lév.) G. Arnaud, (1921)

Acrosporium obductum
Erysiphe taurica
Leveillula cistacearum
Leveillula compositarum
Leveillula malvacearum
Leveillula solanacearum
Oidiopsis boraginaceis
Oidiopsis cynarae
Oidiopsis gigaspora
Oidiopsis glaucii
Oidiopsis impatientis
Oidiopsis phlogis
Oidiopsis sicula
Oidiopsis taurica
Oidium cynarae
Oidium gigasporum
Oidium obductum
Ovulariopsis boraginaceis
Ovulariopsis cynarae
Ovulariopsis gigaspora
Ovulariopsis glaucii
Ovulariopsis impatientis
Ovulariopsis mimuli
Ovulariopsis phlogis
Ovulariopsis siculav

Leveillula taurica is an obligate fungal pathogen that causes powdery mildew disease on a broad range of over a thousand species in numerous plant families, including important crops such as peppers, tomatoes, eggplants, onions and cotton.[1] First reported in southwest Florida in 1971, powdery mildew grows unseen within the leaf tissue for a latency period of up to 21 days.[2] Unlike tomato and cucumber powdery mildew, which is easily seen on the top side of the leaves, pepper powdery mildew grows on the undersurface of leaves.


  1. ^ "Powdery Mildew of Greenhouse Peppers". Plant Health / Pest Management Website. British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture. Retrieved 10/01/2013.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ Tuttle McGrath, Margaret. "Powdery Mildew of Pepper — A New Disease to Keep an Eye out for in the Northeast". Vegetable MD Online. Cornell University. Retrieved 10/01/2013.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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