Invasive Species Compendium

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Leprosis.

Abstract

Information is given about leprosis (also known as nailhead rust, nailhead spot, scaly bark and lepra explosiva), a disease of Mexican lime [Citrus aurantiifolia], sour orange [C. aurantium], rough lemon [C. jambhiri], Persian lime [C. latifolia], lemon [C. limon], citron [C. medica], mandarins [C. reticulata], mandarin hybrids [Citrus spp.], sweet oranges [C. sinensis] and grapefruits [C. paradisi], caused by Citrus leprosis virus (CiLV).