Phyton (Buenos Aires)
versión On-line ISSN 1851-5657
GRIJALBA, PE y PALMUCCI, HE. Cylindrocladium spathiphylli, a causal agent of root and crown rot of Spathiphyllum wallisii in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Phyton (B. Aires) [online]. 2007, vol.76, pp. 79-84. ISSN 1851-5657.
A new disease of Spathiphyllum wallisii plants, characterized by leaf yellowing and wilting due to root and crown rot, was observed in nurseries of the Great Buenos Aires, Argentina. A fungus was consistently isolated from diseased tissue and identified as Cylindrocladium spathiphylli, on the base of its morphological and cultural characteristics. Inoculation tests were carried out which confirmed this fungus as the causal agent of the disease. This is the first report of C. spathiphylli causing root and crown rot of S. wallisii in Buenos Aires.
Palabras clave : Spathiphyllum wallisii; Cylindrocladium spathiphylli; Root and crown rot.