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Marasmius crinis-equi
(horse hair blight)

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Marasmius crinis-equi (horse hair blight)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 14 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Marasmius crinis-equi
  • Preferred Common Name
  • horse hair blight
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Fungi
  •     Phylum: Basidiomycota
  •       Subphylum: Agaricomycotina
  •         Class: Agaricomycetes

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Pictures

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PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
M. crinis-equi forms an irregular network of black mycelial hair-like strands that hang loosely and entangle the leaves.
TitleSymptoms on cocoa leaf
CaptionM. crinis-equi forms an irregular network of black mycelial hair-like strands that hang loosely and entangle the leaves.
Copyright©CABI BioScience
M. crinis-equi forms an irregular network of black mycelial hair-like strands that hang loosely and entangle the leaves.
Symptoms on cocoa leafM. crinis-equi forms an irregular network of black mycelial hair-like strands that hang loosely and entangle the leaves.©CABI BioScience
M. crinis-equi forms a network of black mycelial hair-like strands on leaves and branches.
TitleInfected cocoa leaves
CaptionM. crinis-equi forms a network of black mycelial hair-like strands on leaves and branches.
Copyright©CABI BioScience
M. crinis-equi forms a network of black mycelial hair-like strands on leaves and branches.
Infected cocoa leavesM. crinis-equi forms a network of black mycelial hair-like strands on leaves and branches.©CABI BioScience

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Marasmius crinis-equi F. Muell. ex Kalchbr.

Preferred Common Name

  • horse hair blight

Other Scientific Names

  • Androsaceus crinis-equi (F. Muell. ex Kalchbr.) Overeem
  • Marasmius equicrinis F. Muell. ex Berk.
  • Marasmius graminium var. equicrinis (F. Muell. ex Berk.) Dennis
  • Marasmius repens Henn.
  • Marasmius trichorhizus Speg.

International Common Names

  • Spanish: enfermedad de la crin de la hevea; mal de hilachas preto
  • French: maladie du crin de cheval; maladie du crin de l'hevea
  • Portuguese: queismas de fios preto

Local Common Names

  • Indonesia: hawar bebenang hitam

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Fungi
  •         Phylum: Basidiomycota
  •             Subphylum: Agaricomycotina
  •                 Class: Agaricomycetes
  •                     Subclass: Agaricomycetidae
  •                         Order: Agaricales
  •                             Family: Marasmiaceae
  •                                 Genus: Marasmius
  •                                     Species: Marasmius crinis-equi

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Growth Stages

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List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Growing point / mycelium present
Leaves / abnormal leaf fall
Leaves / fungal growth
Leaves / necrotic areas
Stems / mycelium present

Plant Trade

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Plant parts liable to carry the pest in trade/transportPest stagesBorne internallyBorne externallyVisibility of pest or symptoms
Leaves fruiting bodies; hyphae Yes Yes Pest or symptoms usually visible to the naked eye
Stems (above ground)/Shoots/Trunks/Branches fruiting bodies; hyphae Yes Yes Pest or symptoms usually visible to the naked eye
Plant parts not known to carry the pest in trade/transport
Bark
Bulbs/Tubers/Corms/Rhizomes
Fruits (inc. pods)
Growing medium accompanying plants
Roots
Seedlings/Micropropagated plants
True seeds (inc. grain)
Wood

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