Fusarium root rot and wilt (Fusarium oxysporum ) on southern waxmyrtle (Morella cerifera ) - 4822043

Fusarium root rot and wilt
Fusarium oxysporum E.F. Sm. & Swingle

Host: southern waxmyrtle (Morella cerifera (L.) Small)
Descriptor: Symptoms
Description: Distinctive pale to dark brown (sometimes with a purplish hue)staining or discoloration of the xylem. This soil borne fungus enters the roots by direct penetration or through root wounds during transplanting/landscape maintance, or vectored by feeding injury caused by plant parastic nematodes. Once inside a susceptible host, the fungus enters the xylem and colonizes the vascular system restricting water flow.
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Image location: United States

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Name: Edward L. Barnard
Organization: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Country: United States

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Image uploaded on Wednesday, May 23, 2001
Image Information last updated on Monday, February 02, 2009