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A Foliar Blight of Ming Aralia Caused by Alternaria panax. R. A. Atilano, Assistant Professor, University of Florida Agricultural Research and Education Center, Fort Lauderdale 33314. Plant Dis. 67:224-226. Accepted for publication 23 September 1982. Copyright 1983 American Phytopathological Society. DOI: 10.1094/PD-67-224.

The ornamental foliage plant Polyscias fruticosa was shown to be a new host to Alternaria panax. The fungus A. panax is the cause of a serious leaf spot disease umbrella tree and dwarf schefflera.