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Synchytrium desmodii, Cause of Wart Disease of the Tropical Pasture Legume Desmodium ovalifolium in Colombia. Jillian M. Lenné, Tropical Pastures Program, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT), Apartado Aéreo 6713, Cali, Colombia. Plant Dis. 69:806-808. Accepted for publication 17 February 1985. Copyright 1985 The American Phytopathological Society. DOI: 10.1094/PD-69-806.

Desmodium wart, caused by Synchytrium desmodii, was found producing damage on the tropical pasture legume Desmodium ovalifolium ‘CIAT 350’ in the eastern plains of Colombia. The pathogen appears to be restricted to several species of Desmodium. It was apparently introduced as resting spores on plant and soil debris associated with seed imported from Singapore.