Amphobotrys ricini

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Amphobotrys ricini
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Leotiomycetes
Order: Helotiales
Family: Sclerotiniaceae
Genus: Amphobotrys
Species: A. ricini
Binomial name
Amphobotrys ricini
(N.F.Buchw.) Hennebert (1973)
  • Botrytis ricini N.F.Buchw. (1949)

Amphobotrys ricini is a species of fungus in the family Sclerotiniaceae. It is a plant pathogen that causes disease on several species including gray mold blight on Euphorbia milii and poinsettia. Originally described as a species of Botrytis in 1949,[2] it was transferred to the genus Amphobotrys in 1973.[3]


  1. ^ "GSD Species Synonymy: Amphobotrys ricini (N.F. Buchw.) Hennebert". Species Fungorum. CAB International. Retrieved 2015-02-26. 
  2. ^ Buchwald NF. (1949). "Studies in the Sclerotiniacea: I. Taxonomy of the Sclerotiniaceae". Kongelige Veterinær- og Landbohøjskole Aarsskrift. 32: 148. 
  3. ^ Hennebert GL. (1973). "Botrytis and Botrytis-like genera". Persoonia. 7 (2): 183–204 (see p. 192). 

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