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Camptomeris Leaf Spot on Leucaena spp. in Colombia. Jillian M. Lenné, Plant Pathologist, Tropical Pastures Program, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, CIAT, Apartado Aéreo 6713, Cali, Colombia. Plant Dis. 64:414-415. Copyright 1980 American Phytopathological Society. DOI: 10.1094/PD-64-414.

Camptomeris leucaenae severely defoliated experimental plantings of Leucaena leucocephala in Colombia. Although 17 accessions of this forage legume, including commercial cultivars Cunningham and Peru, were moderately to highly susceptible to the pathogen, potential resistance was found in six accessions of L. leucocephala and several accessions of five other Leucaena spp. This is the first record of C. leucaenae on Leucaena spp. in Colombia and the first report of damage caused by the fungus.