First report of a gray mold on Lilium cernuum Komar. leaves caused by Botrytis cinerea in Liaoning province of China.
In September 2012, gray mould symptoms were seen on Lilium cernuum for the first time in Benxi City. In August 2013, the disease had spread up to Liaoning Province. Symptoms initially appeared as yellowish brown to reddish-brown water-soaked spots which enlarged and developed into oval, round or large irregular spots, with identifiable borders. Based on morphological characteristics, sequence analysis of the internal transcribed spacer region and pathogenicity tests, the causal agent was identified as B. cinerea. This is thought to be the first confirmed report of B. cinerea in L. cernuum in China, causing a disease with economic impact.