Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Additional list of ornamental foliage plants host of the lesion nematode Pratylenchus coffeae.

Abstract

Of 44 species and cvs of ornamental foliage plants tested under nursery conditions, Ficus elastica 'Honduras', F. elastica 'Decora', Hippeastrum vittatum, Peperomia obtusifolia and Zebrina pendula were good hosts of P. coffeae. 10 species were poor hosts and the remaining 29, non-hosts. The effects of flooding due to Hurricane Fifi on nematode dissemination from nearby banana plantation are discussed.