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Abstract

Gray mold on Neofinetia falcata caused by Botrytis cinerea in Korea.

Abstract

In February 2010, the grayish fungus was found on Neofinetia falcata at Namsa-myeon, Yongin city, Gyeonggi-do, Korea. The symptoms start mainly on the leaves and stems, and the infected stems were rotten. Many conidia appeared on the lesions under humid condition. Colonies were grayish brown color and sclerotial formation was observed on potato dextrose agar (PDA). Conidia were mostly ellipsoidal to ovoid in shape, hyaline, one-celled, and 5.3-16.5×3.8-11.0 µm in size. Based on morphological characteristics and pathogenicity, the causal fungus was identified as Botrytis cinerea Pers. This is the first report of gray mold on N. falcata caused by B. cinerea in Korea.