Phytophthora cactorum

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Phytophthora cactorum
Phytophthora cactorum.jpg
Microscopic view of sporangium of Phytophthora cactorum
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Chromalveolata
Phylum: Heterokontophyta
Class: Oomycetes
Subclass: Incertae sedis
Order: Pythiales
Family: Pythiaceae
Genus: Phytophthora
Species: P. cactorum
Binomial name
Phytophthora cactorum
(Lebert & Cohn) J. Schröt., (1886)
Synonyms

Peronospora cactorum Lebert & Cohn, (1870)
Phloeophthora cactorum (Lebert & Cohn) G.W. Wilson, (1914)
Phytophthora fagi R. Hartig, (1876)
Phytophthora omnivora de Bary, (1881)

Phytophthora cactorum is a plant pathogen that causes root rot on rhododendron and many other species.

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