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Fusarium Wilt of Hebe Species. R. D. Raabe, Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, University of California, Berkeley 94720. Plant Dis. 69:450-451. Accepted for publication 12 December 1984. Copyright 1985 The American Phytopathological Society. DOI: 10.1094/PD-69-450.

Fusarium oxysporum, isolated from Hebe odora (H. buxifolia) and from Hebe cultivars ‘Coed,’ ‘Lake,’ and ‘Patty’s Purple’ showing yellowing, browning, and occasional abscission of lower leaves, wilting, and vascular discoloration, was shown by experimental inoculation to be the cause of the problem. Ten Hebe species, two hybrids, and four cultivars were found susceptible. The fungus, named F. oxysporum f. sp. hebae, was not pathogenic to herbaceous or other woody members of the Scrophulariaceae that were inoculated.