Research review

Diseases of Pines and Eucalypts in South Africa Associated with Pythium and Phytophthora Species

Published in: South African Forestry Journal
Volume 169, issue 1, 1994 , pages: 25–32
DOI: 10.1080/00382167.1994.9629663
Author(s): C. LindeDepartment of Microbiology and Biochemistry,, G., H.J. KempDepartment of Microbiology and Biochemistry,, M.J. WingfieldDepartment of Microbiology and Biochemistry,


This review covers diseases of Pinus and Eucalyptus spp. associated with Pythium and Phytophthora spp. The relative importance of these fungi is discussed and their host range is described. It is shown that the most important species are Phytophthora cinnamomi and to a lesser extent Phytophthora cryptogea. Diseases associated with Pythium and Phytophthora spp. in South Africa have been inadequately studied in the past. This review emphasises the occurrence and importance of Pythium and Phytophthora in forestry in South Africa and attempts to place it in perspective.

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