Lep·​to·​sphae·​ria | \ -ˈsfirēə \

Definition of Leptosphaeria

: a genus of ascomycetous fungi that is commonly placed in the family Sphaeriaceae, is characterized by the production of dark ascospores with five or more septa, and includes saprophytes and a few fungi that are associated with leaf spots or rots of economic plants

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History and Etymology for Leptosphaeria

New Latin, from lept- + Greek sphaira sphere + New Latin -ia

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“Leptosphaeria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Leptosphaeria. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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