Previous View
APSnet Home
Plant Disease Home


New Diseases and Epidemics

Branched Broomrape (Orobanche ramosa) in Texas. Lytton J. Musselman, Department of Biological Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23508. Kevin C. Nixon, Department of Botany, University of Texas, Austin 78712. Plant Dis. 65:752-753. Accepted for publication 22 June 1981. Copyright 1981 American Phytopathological Society. DOI: 10.1094/PD-65-752.

Orobanche ramosa (Orobanchaceae), a serious pathogen of tobacco, tomato, potato, eggplant, and some other crops in the Middle East, was discovered in Karnes County, TX, in February 1981. Ten genera of weed species in eight dicot families, among them families of agronomic importance, were documented as hosts.