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Pathogenicity of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. passiflorae to Banana Poka and Other Passiflora spp. in Hawaii. Donald E. Gardner, Research Plant Pathologist, National Park Service CPSU, Department of Botany, University of Hawaii, Honolulu 96822. . Plant Dis. 73:476-478. Accepted for publication 3 January 1989. This article is in the public domain and not copyrightable. It may be freely reprinted with customary crediting of the source. The American Phytopathological Society, 1989. DOI: 10.1094/PD-73-0476.

Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. passiflorae, the cause of vascular wilt of passionfruit (Passiflora edulis f. edulis), also attacked inoculated banana poka (P. mollissima) seedlings. Other noncrop Passiflora spp. (P. ligularis and P. foetida) were susceptible, whereas P. e. f. flavicarpa, the cultivated passionfruit in Hawaii, and P. suberosa were resistant. This work is part of an initial evaluation of possible biocontrol agents for banana poka.