Image Number: 1317028

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Description:
A branch of a cacao tree in western Ecuador killed by witches’ broom disease. Protruding from some leaf midveins are whitish fungal structures that send thousands of spores onto other trees
Image type:
Field

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Image location:
United States

Subject

Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Subphylum: Hymenomycotina
Class: Agaricomycetes
Subclass: Agaricomycetidae
Order: Agaricales
Family: Tricholomataceae
Genus: Crinipellis
Subject: Crinipellis perniciosa (Stahel) Singer

Host

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Dilleniidae
Order: Malvales
Family: Sterculiaceae
Genus: Theobroma
Subject: Theobroma cacao L.
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Image uploaded:
Tuesday, March 4, 2003
Image last updated:
Friday, December 22, 2006