Vidya GA and Soumitra Banerjee
CIIRC-Jyothy Institute of Technology, Bangalore, Karnataka
The Hibiscus genus (hibiscus spp.) is a large group of shrubs, perennials and trees that produce large, tropical blooms in vibrant colours. There are many fungal disease on Hibiscus leaf like, Leaf Spot (Fungi – Cercospora spp., Phyllosticta spp. And others), Leaf Rust (Fungus – Kuehneola malvicola), Hollyhock Rust (Fungus – Puccinia malvacearum). The fungal spores on Hibiscus leaf were observed under foldscope.
Fig. Infested Hibiscus leaf
Fig. Infestation observed under foldscope