EPPO Global Database

Colletotrichum kahawae(COLLKA)

Code created in: 2001-02-23

Basic information
  • Preferred name: Colletotrichum kahawae
  • Authority: J.M. Waller & Bridge


There is some taxonomic uncertainty about Colletotrichum kahawae. The causal agent of coffee berry disease is either recognized as a separate species: C. kahawae or as a subspecies, C. kahawae subsp. kahawae. Phylogenetically close fungi not causing a disease on coffee (with multiple geographic origins and hosts) are either regarded as an undescribed group, as C. kahawae subsp. ciggaro or as C. ciggaro.

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Colletotrichum kahawae subsp. kahawae J.M. Waller & Bridge

Common names
Name Language
anthracnose of coffee English
berry disease of coffee English
coffee berry disease English
Kaffeekirschenkrankheit German
anthracnose des baies du caféier French
maladie des cerises du caféier French
enfermedad negra de las cerezas del cafeto Spanish