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Helicobasidium brebissonii
(violet root rot)

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Helicobasidium brebissonii (violet root rot)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 19 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Natural Enemy
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Helicobasidium brebissonii
  • Preferred Common Name
  • violet root rot
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Fungi
  •     Phylum: Basidiomycota
  •       Subphylum: Ustilaginomycotina
  •         Class: Ustilaginomycetes

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TitleSymptoms on carrot
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CopyrightM. Fawaz Azmeh/University of Damascus
Symptoms on carrotM. Fawaz Azmeh/University of Damascus

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Helicobasidium brebissonii (Desm.) Donk

Preferred Common Name

  • violet root rot

Other Scientific Names

  • Helicobasidium purpureum Pat.
  • Rhizoctonia crocorum (Pers.) DC.
  • Rhizoctonia medicaginis DC.
  • Rhizoctonia violacea Tul. & C.Tul.
  • Sclerotium crocorum Pers.

International Common Names

  • English: apple violet root rot; asparagus root rot; purple root rot; root rot of asparagus; sweet potato violet root rot
  • Spanish: mal vinoso
  • French: maladie de la mort du safran; pourriture violette des légumineuses fourragères; rhizoctone de la luzerne; rhizoctone violet

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Violetter- Wurzeltoeter; Wurzelfaeule: Klee; Wurzelfaeule: Moehre; Wurzelfaeule: Ruebe; Wurzelfaeule: Spargel

EPPO code

  • HLCBBR (Helicobasidium brebissonii)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Fungi
  •         Phylum: Basidiomycota
  •             Subphylum: Ustilaginomycotina
  •                 Class: Ustilaginomycetes
  •                     Family: Platygloeaceae
  •                         Genus: Helicobasidium
  •                             Species: Helicobasidium brebissonii