EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 08 - 2007 Num. article: 2007/155

Glomerella acutata found on strawberry in China

In 2004, strawberry fruits (Fragaria x ananassa cv. ‘Mei’) showing dark and sunken necrotic lesions were observed in a field in Shanghai, China. The cause was identified as Glomerella acutata (anamorph Colletotrichum acutatum – EU Annexes). According to the authors, this is the first time that G. acutata causing anthracnose fruit rot of strawberry has been reported in China.


Dai FM, Ren XJ, Lu JP (2006) First report of anthracnose fruit rot of strawberry caused by Colletotrichum acutatum in China. Plant Disease 90(11), p 1460.