List of foliage plant diseases (Cactaceae)

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This is a list of diseases of foliage plants belonging to the family Cactaceae.

Plant Species[edit]

Plant Species
C Cereus spp.
R Rhipsalidopsis gaertneri Easter cactus
S Schlumbergera cultivars Thanksgiving cactus, Christmas cactus and many others

Bacterial diseases[edit]

Bacterial diseases
Common name Scientific name Plants affected
Soft rot Erwinia carotovora subsp. carotovora C,R,S

Fungal diseases[edit]

Fungal diseases
Common name Scientific name Plants affected
Colletotrichum stem rot Colletotrichum gloeosporioides Many cacti
Fusarium stem rot Fusarium oxysporum R, S
Helminthosporium stem rot, shattering Bipolaris cactivora
= Helminthosporium cactivorum
C,R,S

Nematodes, parasitic[edit]

Nematodes, parasitic
Common name Scientific name Plants affected
Cactus cyst nematode

Cactodera cacti
= Heterodera cacti

Many cacti

Viral diseases[edit]

Viral diseases
Common name Scientific name Plants affected
Cactus virus X Cactus virus X Many cacti

References[edit]