University of Florida

Leaf Mold


Fulvia fulvum


Foliar plant parts


Initially on old foliage near the crown, small whitish spots develop changing to bright yellow and then to brown on upper leaf surface; fungus obvious on lower leaf surface as olive-green mold below spots.

Pathogen Spread

From plant debris by wind, rain dissemination.

Favorable Conditions

Moist, warm weather with 95-100% relative humidity and temperatures between 65-80 F. More common in areas 3 and 4 (Appendix 9).

Leaf Mold Picture

leaf mold on leaf
Image # 123.
Leaf mold
dull yellow lesions on upper leaf surface with a fuzzy, olivaceous fungal growth on the lesion underside.