from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of sphæropsidaceous fungi having membranous pycnidia embedded in discolored spots on the leaves and twigs of the host.
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In the late 1990s, the Australian chickpea industry fell victim to a fungal disease called ascochyta blight.
Unlike the more commonly-planted 'bush beans', the beans are resistant to legume diseases such as anthracnose, root rot and ascochyta, which are found in damp, higher altitude areas.