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Phytophthera

Phytophthera are fungi-like organisms that cause root rot disease causing plants to wilt and die.

Identifying

  • Plants are stunted.
  • Root tips are brown and dead (similar to other root rot diseases)
  • Plants wilt at mid-day and may recover at night.
  • Plants yellow and die.
  • Brown tissue on the outer portion of the root easily pulls off leaving a strand of vascular tissue exposed.
  • See also Wilting of Indoor Houseplants

Solving

Did you know

Phytophthora and Pythium fungi-like pathogenic species that can cause die back in many different plants and are pests of major economic importance. It was one of this group of fungi that caused the great potato famine in Ireland. It is also a Phytopthera that is causing Kauri dieback and damaging and killing many of the iconic trees of the North Island of New Zealand.

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