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Abstract

A re-examination of the vascular wilt pathogen of takamaka (Calophyllum inophyllum).

Abstract

The authors suggest that the vascular wilt pathogen currently causing severe die-back and mortality of takamaka in the Seychelles has morphological and physiological characters inconsistent with its placement in Verticillium. Furthermore they conclude that the features of the pathogen warrant its transfer to Leptographium and Leptographium calophylli comb. nov. is proposed. L. calophylli is described in detail based on new collections.