Anthracnose of gourds – Vegetable Crops Hotline

Anthracnose of gourds

Lesions of anthracnose on bottle gourd. Note the jagged appearance of lesions.

Lesions of anthracnose on bottle gourd. Note the jagged appearance of lesions.

Anthracnose of bottle gourd. Note jagged margins of lesions, shot-hole appearance of one lesion and slight chlorosis of lesions.

Anthracnose of bottle gourd. Note jagged margins of lesions, shot-hole appearance of one lesion and slight chlorosis of lesions.

Anthracnose lesion on gourd fruit. Note ring of black fungal structures known as stromata.

Anthracnose lesion on gourd fruit. Note ring of black fungal structures known as stromata.

Lesions of anthracnose on bottle gourd.

Lesions of anthracnose on bottle gourd.

If lesions of anthracnose have not advanced too far, they can add decorative appearance such as in the varnished gourd seen here.

If lesions of anthracnose have not advanced too far, they can add decorative appearance such as in the varnished gourd seen here.

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