First Report of a Root and Crown Rot Disease of Myrtle in California Caused by Cylindrocladium pauciramosum

@inproceedings{Koike2001FirstRO,
  title={First Report of a Root and Crown Rot Disease of Myrtle in California Caused by Cylindrocladium pauciramosum},
  author={Steven T. Koike and Pedro W. Crous},
  year={2001}
}
Myrtle (Myrtus communis) is a woody, evergreen plant used in California as a landscape shrub or potted plant. In 2000, a new root and crown disease was found in commercial nursery myrtle being grown as potted plants. Roots were necrotic and crown tissue was brown. Affected plants became gray-green in color, withered, and died. A Cylindrocladium sp. was consistently isolated from roots, crowns, and lower stems of symptomatic plants. Isolates were characterized by having penicillate conidiophores… CONTINUE READING