Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Diseases of forest trees widely planted as exotics in the tropics and southern hemisphere. Part 1. Important members of the Myrtaceae, Leguminosae, Verbenaceae and Meliaceae.

Abstract

After an introductory chapter on disease control in the forest, 3 important diseases of very wide host range are described: seed moulds and damping-off; pink disease (Corticium salmonicolor) and Armillariella mellea root disease. There follow chapters on the host families. In the Myrtaceae Eucalyptus is dealt with in detail, with a brief note on other genera. The chapter on Leguminosae deals with Acacia, Albizia and Cassia; that on the Verbenaceae with Tectona grandis and Gmelina arborea; and the Meliaceae includes Swietenia, Cedrela and Toona. Leaf, stem and root diseases, heart rots and mycorrhiza (where present) are described for each of the genera named. The general notes on the text include a section on nomenclature, comprising alternative pathogen names, and there is a glossary. References are given for the 3 important diseases and according to host genus at the end of each chapter.<new para>ADDITIONAL ABSTRACT:<new para>Provides a synopsis of information on tree diseases and covers damage caused by fungi, bacteria, viruses, algae, parasitic higher plants and nematodes, with notes on mycorrhizae and beneficial bacterial associations. Stem and leaf diseases, root diseases, rots and stains, and mycorrhiza are considered separately for important genera viz. Eucalyptus, other Myrtaceae, Acacia, Albizia, Cassia, Tectona grandis, Gmelina arborea, Swietenia Cedrela, Toona, and other Meliaceae. References are given separately for each tree genus.