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Leaf Crinkle Disease of Aphelandra in Texas. M. Kamp, Visiting Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University, College Station 77843. A. E. Nightingale, Associate Professor, Department of Horticultural Sciences; and R. W. Toler, Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station 77843. Plant Dis. 65:687-688. Accepted for publication 2 June 1981. Copyright 1981 American Phytopathological Society. DOI: 10.1094/PD-65-687.

Zebra plants (Aphelandra squarrosa) exhibiting varying degrees of leaf crinkle, shortening of internodes, and axillary bud proliferation have been found in Texas. The disease was most severe on plants grown under high temperature and greater light intensity.