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P. auritum, known locally as Hoja santa, is a large soft-wooded shrub of 1–2 m or of a tree of 3–6 m tall, growing wild in secondary forests and in...

Cover for Ceratitis capitata (Mediterranean fruit fly)

C. capitata is a highly polyphagous species and its pattern of host relationships from region to region appears to relate largely to what fruits are...


Observations in Italy by Ballestra et al. (2008) suggested that damage is more severe on Actinidia chinensis (i.e. yellow cvs. Hort 16A, Jin Tao and...

Cover for Hylocereus undatus (dragon fruit)

The dragon fruit or pitahaya, Hylocereus undatus (Haworth) Britton & Rose (Cactaceae), is the second most important commercial cactus species with...

Cover for Dovyalis caffra (kei apple)

Kei apple, Dovyalis caffra (Hook. f. et Harv.) Warb. (Flacourtiaceae), is widely cultivated for its edible fruit and as an impenetrable spring hedge...

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