First report of Lasiodiplodia brasiliense associated with stem-end rot of mango in China.
In 2014, a stem-end rot disease was observed on mangoes 10 days after harvest from Sanya city,Ledong county and Lingshui county (Hainan, China). Initial symptoms were dark brown small spots, which quickly darkened and expanded into large spots with an irregular margin and internal rotten flesh. Signs of the disease could be observed as fungal mycelium and pycnidia developing on the fruit surface. The causal pathogen was isolated and identified as Lasiodiplodia brasiliensis based on morphological, molecular and pathogenicity analyses. This is thought to be the first report of L. brasiliensis causing mango stem-end rot in China.