Image Number: 1319061

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Symptoms
Description:
Pathogenic fungi that cause witches' broom on cacao tree limbs and trunks also attack pods, destroying the valuable beans inside.
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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:
Wednesday, March 5, 2003
Image last updated:
Monday, December 11, 2006