Botryosphaeriaceae associated with Pterocarpus angolensis (kiaat) in South Africa.

  title={Botryosphaeriaceae associated with Pterocarpus angolensis (kiaat) in South Africa.},
  author={James W M Mehl and Bernard Slippers and Jolanda Roux and Michael J. Wingfield},
  volume={103 3},
There have been several recent reports of Pterocarpus angolensis (kiaat) trees dying in South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe, where this tree is used in traditional medicine and is a valuable source of timber for woodcarving and furniture. A survey of material from diseased P. angolensis trees in South Africa yielded isolates of the Botryosphaeriaceae, an important fungal family known to cause a number of tree diseases. The aim of this study was to identify these Botryosphaeriaceae and to… CONTINUE READING