Bondi Junction NSW, Australia
Fact Sheets
Giant taro leaf spot (188)
Pacific Pests, Pathogens and Weeds
Pacific Pests, Pathogens and Weeds


  • Narrow distribution. South and Southeast Asia, Oceania. On giant taro. A minor disease.
  • Infection when leaves young, but spots develop later when leaves mature. Spots, grey, sunken with raised brown borders, sometimes with yellow halos.
  • Sacs containing spores seen in the spots on the top surface of leaves. Sacs burst and spores spread in wind and rain.
  • Cultural control: none; not likely to impact on corm yield.
  • Chemical control: none recommended.

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