Some fungi on decaying banana leaves in Jamaica

  title={Some fungi on decaying banana leaves in Jamaica},
  author={D. Meredith},
  journal={Transactions of The British Mycological Society},
  • D. Meredith
  • Published 1962
  • Biology
  • Transactions of The British Mycological Society
The pattern of fungal colonization of collapsed leaves is described. Deightoniella torulosa, Gloeosporium musarum, Verticillium theobromae, Nigrospora spp. and Pyricularia musae are the most frequent primary colonists. As the leaf dries out, the primary flora is gradually replaced by many different saprophytes. The infection biology and sporulation of certain primary colonists are discussed. The importance of decaying banana leaves as a source of inoculum of some banana pathogens is pointed out… Expand