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Sweet potato ceratocystis.jpg
Sweet potato black rot caused by Ceratocystis fimbriata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Sordariomycetes
Order: Microascales
Family: Ceratocystidaceae
Genus: Ceratocystis
Ellis & Halst. (1890)

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Ceratocystis is a genus of fungi in the family Ceratocystidaceae.[1] Several species are important plant pathogens, causing diseases such as oak wilt and pineapple black rot.



  1. ^ Lumbsch TH, Huhndorf SM. (December 2007). "Outline of Ascomycota – 2007". Myconet (Chicago, USA: The Field Museum, Department of Botany) 13: 1–58. Retrieved 2015-09-23. 
  2. ^ Chen S-F, Van Wyk M, Roux J, Wingfield MJ, Xie Y-J, Zhou X-D. (2013). "Taxonomy and pathogenicity of Ceratocystis species on Eucalyptus trees in South China, including C. chinaeucensis sp. nov.". Fungal Diversity 58 (1): 267–79. doi:10.1007/s13225-012-0214-5. 

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Ceratocystis in Index Fungorum.