Choanephora flower rot caused by Choanephora cucurbitarum on Abelmoschus manihot

Ji Hyun Park, Sung Eun Cho, Sun Hee Hong, Hyeon Dong Shin

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In August 2013, blossom blight and wet rot were observed on flowers of Abelmoschus manihot in a private garden in Hongcheon County, Korea. The fungus initially infected fading flower petals, then expanded to encompass entire flowers and finally resulted in flower desiccation and fall. The causal fungus was identified by morphological characterization and molecular analysis as Choanephora cucurbitarum. Pathogenicity tests were conducted twice with similar results. To our knowledge, this is the first report, globally, of C. cucurbitarum on A. manihot.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-149
Number of pages3
JournalTropical Plant Pathology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Apr 26

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This study was financially supported by the National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR) of Ministry of Environment, Korea (1834–302, Graduate Program for the Undiscovered Taxa of Korea).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2015, Sociedade Brasileira de Fitopatologia.


  • Blossom blight
  • Pathogenicity
  • Phylogenetic analysis
  • Wet rot

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Plant Science


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