: a very large form genus of imperfect fungi (family Sphaeropsidaceae) that are characterized by hyaline ovate to elongate nonseptate pycniospores produced typically in leaf spots within dark globose leathery or carbonaceous pycnidia and that include forms causing leaf blights of economically important plants see blotch sense 2a

Word History


New Latin, from phyll- + -sticta (from Greek stiktos tattooed, spotted, from stizein to tattoo)

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“Phyllosticta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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