Australasian Plant Pathology

, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp 49–50 | Cite as

First record of vascular wilt of flannel flower caused by Fusarium oxysporum

  • Suzanne BullockEmail author
  • B. A. Summerell
  • L. von Richter


Fusarium oxysporum was isolated from flannel flowers (Actinotus helianthi) which were severely wilted. Isolates of the fungus were used to inoculate healthy seedlings. Symptoms, similar to those observed in the original seedlings, were observed after 17 weeks and the fungus re-isolated.


Fusarium Oxysporum Australasian Plant Pathology Sodium Hypochlorite Coir Royal Botanic Garden 
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© Australasian Plant Pathology Society 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Suzanne Bullock
    • 1
    Email author
  • B. A. Summerell
    • 1
  • L. von Richter
    • 1
  1. 1.Royal Botanic GardensSydneyAustralia

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