New report of Lasiodiplodia theobromae causing Jatropha decline in Eastern Plateau and Hill region of India.
Lasiodiplodia theobromae (Pat.) Griffon & Maubl. causing Jatropha (Jatropha curcas L.) decline was reported for the first time from Eastern Plateau and Hill region of India. The symptoms of the disease initially observed are yellowing, drooping and shedding of leaves and later as necrotic lesions on stem. Vascular discolouration was also observed when the infected portion of stem was split open. The disease-causing pathogen was isolated and identified on the basis of its colony morphology, conidial and pycnidial characteristics.