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Chilli anthracnose is the most ravaging biotic stress to chilli that adversely degrades chilli production across the globe. For efficient disease management, accurate taxonomic data is required. In the Colletotrichum patho-system, various Colletotrichum species can be linked to anthracnose in the same host. Although various Colletotrichum spp. have been described as causative agents of this disease globally, interactions of species associated to the disease are poorly understood. Despite extensive research on the disease management, commercial cultivars of Capsicum annuum that are resistant to the pathogenic fungus causing chilli anthracnose have not yet been developed. The main aim of the present manuscript is to throw light on pathogen profile, symptomology, epidemiology, and strategies for disease management.