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Seifertia azaleae

Seifertia azaleae (Peck) Partr. & Morgan-Jones, Mycotaxon 83: 350 (2002).

Periconia azaleae Peck, Bull. Buffalo Soc. nat. Sci. 1(2): 69 (1873) [1873-1874].

           Index Fungorum number: IF 381564; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11609, Fig. 1

Description: see Partidge and Morgan-Jones (2002); Li et al. (2016).

Material examined: see Partidge and Morgan-Jones (2002); Li et al. (2016).

Fig. 1 Synnemata, conidiophores and conidia of Seifertia azaleae (BPI, holotype; redrawn from Partidge and Morgan-Jones 2002). Scale bar = 10 μm

Importance and distribution

Seifertia comprises three species known on three host plants in Ericaceae. Seifertia is pathogenic causing bud blast and twig blight of azaleas and rhododendrons. Seifertia has been reported from Asia (China (Yunnan)), Europe (Austria) and the United States (New York).



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