A black velvety mould that grows on the surfaces of leaves and stems affected by honeydew.
- Family Capnodiaceae, subdivision Ascomycotina
- Often black sooty mold grows on the honeydew, but this mold can be gently washed off.
- Like aphids, they also excrete honeydew, attracting black sooty mold fungus.
- The honeydew's stickiness and the black sooty mold that grows on it can make a mess of plants and anything under infested trees.
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