Ceratocystis fimbriata

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Ceratocystis fimbriata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Class: Sordariomycetes
Subclass: Hypocreomycetidae
Order: Microascales
Family: Ceratocystidaceae
Genus: Ceratocystis
Species: C. fimbriata
Binomial name
Ceratocystis fimbriata
Ellis & Halst. (1890)

Ceratocystis moniliformis f. coffeae
Ceratostomella fimbriata
Endoconidiophora fimbriata
Endoconidiophora fimbriata f. platani
Ophiostoma coffeae
Ophiostoma fimbriatum

Ceratocystis fimbriata is a fungus and a plant pathogen, attacking such plants as the sweet potato (black rot) and the tapping panels of the Para rubber tree (moldy rot).

Ceratocystis fimbriata is a large, diverse complex of species that cause wilt-type diseases of many economically important plants.[1] It is thought likely that it contains many undescribed, hidden species.[1] One form of the fungus which causes a wilt disease in cacao was in 2005 described as a new species Ceratocystis cacaofunesta.[1] Another form which causes a disease on plane trees (Platanus), and which was previously known as Ceratocystis fimbriata f. platani, was in 2005 elevated to species Ceratocystis platani.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Engelbrecht, C. J. B.; Harrington, T. C. (2005). "Intersterility, morphology and taxonomy of Ceratocystis fimbriata on sweet potato, cacao and sycamore". Mycologia 97: 57. doi:10.3852/mycologia.97.1.57.  edit

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