Biodiversity of fungi colonizing and damaging selected parts of motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca L.)

BEATA ZIMOWSKA

Abstract

Studies on biodiversity of fungi colonizing and damaging selected plant parts were conducted in 2004–2006. They were performed on productive plantations of motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca L.) grouped in south-eastern Poland. Fungi were isolated from superficially disinfected roots, stem bases and leaves by means of a mineral medium. Fungi from Fusarium spp., Phoma spp. and Rhizoctonia solani were obtained from the roots showing necrosis and tissue disintegration. Phoma nepeticola was commonly obtained from the leaves and stems with symptoms of small, regular, necrotic spots. This is reported for the first time in Poland.
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