Macrophoma theicola

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Macrophoma theicola
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Class: Dothideomycetes
Subclass: Incertae sedis
Order: Botryosphaeriales
Family: Botryosphaeriaceae
Genus: Macrophoma
Species: M. theicola
Binomial name
Macrophoma theicola
Siemaszko, (1917)

Macrophoma theicola is a plant pathogen affecting Camellia sinensis, the tea plant, which is capable of reducing yields or killing plants altogether. Early symptoms include the browning and drooping of leaves. It is spread most easily in wet, rainy conditions.[1]


  1. ^ Keith, Lisa; Ko, Wen-Hsiung; Sato, Dwight M.; University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. Identification Guide for Diseases of Tea (Camellia sinensis), Plant Disease, October 2006.

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