The ‘asparagus’ Phytophthora infecting members of the Agavaceae at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne

@article{Cunnington2011TheP,
  title={The ‘asparagus’ Phytophthora infecting members of the Agavaceae at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne},
  author={James Cunnington and Srikanthi de Alwis and Ian G. Pascoe and Peter Symes},
  journal={Australasian Plant Pathology},
  year={2011},
  volume={34},
  pages={413-414}
}
An undescribed species of Phytophthora, previously known only from asparagus, is reported causing a basal leaf rot leading to plant death in members of the Agavaceae at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. Ribosomal DNA ITS sequences of isolates collected from Agave species in 2000,2002 and 2004 were identical to isolates from Asparagus. The fungus has also been observed affecting Yucca and Furcraea species, and one collection has been made from Aloe. Further spread of the disease is currently… CONTINUE READING

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