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Scurf on roots still attached to stem.  Notice that scurf is more prevalent on the stem end of the roots than on the root end.  The stem on which the roots developed is heavily infected and is the source of inoculum to infect the edible roots.  (Jewel Nov77)
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North Carolina, United States


Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Class: Incertae sedis
Order: Incertae sedis
Family: Incertae sedis
Genus: Monilochaetes
Subject: Monilochaetes infuscans Halst. ex Harter


Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Solanales
Family: Convolvulaceae
Genus: Ipomoea
Subject: Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.
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Thursday, January 22, 2009
Image last updated:
Thursday, November 19, 2009