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Stem Gall Nematode on Desmodium ovalifolium in Colombia. Jillian M. Lenne, Tropical Pastures Program, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT), Apartado Aéreo 6713, Cali, Colombia. Plant Dis. 67:557. Accepted for publication 11 January 1983. Copyright 1983 American Phytopathological Society. DOI: 10.1094/PD-67-557.

A stem gall nematode is reported for the first time on the promising tropical pasture legume Desmodium ovalifolium CIAT 350 in Colombia. Stem galling was usually associated with damage caused by animal trampling. The nematode has been identified as a new genus of the family Anguinidae.