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A Previously Undescribed Selenophoma Leaf Spot of Maize in Colombia. F. M. Latterell, Research Plant Pathologist, Frederick, MD 21701. A. E. Rossi, Biologist, USDA-ARS Plant Disease Research Laboratory, Frederick, MD 21701, and E. E. Trujillo, Professor, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu 96822. Plant Dis. 70:472-474. Accepted for publication 13 November 1985. This article is in the public domain and not copyrightable. It may be freely reprinted with customary crediting of the source. The American Phytopathological Society, 1986. DOI: 10.1094/PD-70-472.

A species of Selenophoma is the pathogen of a severe leaf spot of maize growing at an altitude of 2,700 m in southwestern Colombia. Other species of this fungus have been described throughout the world primarily as pathogens of cereals and grasses. This is the first report of a Selenophoma species on maize and only the second on any host from South America.

Keyword(s): corn, halo blight, halo spot, Zea mays.