Lasiodiplodia theobromae

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Lasiodiplodia theobromae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Class: Dothideomycetes
Subclass: Incertae sedis
Order: Botryosphaeriales
Family: Botryosphaeriaceae
Genus: Lasiodiplodia
Species: L. theobromae
Binomial name
Lasiodiplodia theobromae

Botryodiplodia ananassae
Botryodiplodia elasticae
Botryodiplodia theobromae
Botryodiplodia tubericola
Chaetodiplodia grisea
Diplodia ananassae
Diplodia theobromae
Diplodia tubericola
Lasiodiplodia nigra
Lasiodiplodia triflorae
Lasiodiplodia tubericola
Lasiodiplodiella triflorae
Macrophoma vestita

Lasiodiplodia theobromae is a plant pathogen with a very wide host range. It causes rotting and dieback in most species it infects. It is a common post harvest fungus disease of citrus known as stem-end rot. It is a cause of bot canker of grapevine.[1] It also infects Caesalpinia sappan, a species of flowering tree also known as Sappanwood.

On rare occasions it has been found to cause fungal keratitis,[2] lesions on nail and subcutaneous tissue.[3][4]

It has been implicated in the widespread mortality of Baobab (Adansonia digitata) trees in Southern Africa. A preliminary study found the deaths to have a complex set of causes requiring detailed research. [5]

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  1. ^ Identification and Pathogenicity of Lasiodiplodia theobromae and Diplodia seriata, the Causal Agents of Bot Canker Disease of Grapevines in Mexico. J. R. Úrbez-Torres, G. M. Leavitt, J. C. Guerrero, J. Guevara and W. D. Gubler, Plant Disease, April 2008, Volume 92, Number 4, pages 519-529, doi:10.1094/PDIS-92-4-0519
  2. ^ Mycology Online - Lasiodiplodia theobromae
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  4. ^ "Subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis caused by Lasiodipl... [Med Mycol. 2004] - PubMed - NCBI". Retrieved 2014-04-29. 
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