Tar spots have been observed on Ilex cornuta in Korea since 2015. Based on morphological and molecular analyses, the fungus responsible was determined to be a Rhytisma species, with characteristics similar to R. ilicis-latifoliae observed on Ilex latifolia from Japan. Herein, we document the first report of Rhytisma sp. on I. cornuta.
- Ilex cornuta
- Phylogenetic analysis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
- Plant Science