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First report of laurel wilt disease caused by Raffaelea lauricola on pondspice in FloridaAuthor(s): M. Hughes; J.A. Smith; A.E. Mayfield III; M.C. Minno; K. Shin
Source: Plant Disease 95(12):1588
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Southern Research Station
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DescriptionLaurel wilt is a fungal vascular disease of redbay (Persea borbonia (L.) Spreng) and other plants in the family Lauraceae in the southeastern United States (1). The disease is caused by Raffaelea lauricola T. C. Harr., Fraedrich & Aghayeva, which is vectored by the exotic redbay ambrosia beetle (Xyleborus glabratus Eichhoff) (2). Pondspice (Litsea aestivalis (L.) Fern.) is an obligate wetland shrub listed as endangered in Florida and Maryland and threatened in Georgia (4).
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CitationHughes, M.; Smith, J.A.; Mayfield III, A.E.; Minno, M.C.; Shin, K. 2011. First report of laurel wilt disease caused by Raffaelea lauricola on pondspice in Florida. Plant Disease 95(12):1588.
- Susceptibility to Laurel Wilt and disease incidence in two rare plant species, Pondberry and Pondspice Plant Disease.
- Disjunct population of redbay ambrosia beetle and laurel wilt disease discovered in Mississippi
- Raffaelea lauricola, a new ambrosia beetle symbiont and pathogen on the Lauracea.
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