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Sphaceloma Scab on Zornia latifolia. Jillian M. Lenné, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, CIAT Apartado Aéreo 6713, Cali, Colombia. Plant Dis. 65:162-164. Copyright 1981 American Phytopathological Society. DOI: 10.1094/PD-65-162.

Sphaceloma zorniae is reported for the first time as a damaging pathogen of the promising tropical forage legume Zornia latifolia. This fungus produces scab lesions on leaves, petioles, and stems, causing defoliation and dieback. Field screening identified three accessions resistant to the disease. At present, S. zorniae appears to be limited to Colombia and central Brazil, but care must be taken to prevent its spread elsewhere.