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


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.

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Bullock, S., Summerell, B.A. & von Richter, L. First record of vascular wilt of flannel flower caused by Fusarium oxysporum . Australasian Plant Pathology 27, 49–50 (1998).

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  • Fusarium Oxysporum
  • Australasian Plant Pathology
  • Sodium Hypochlorite
  • Coir
  • Royal Botanic Garden