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Rhizopus stolonifer

Scientific Name
Rhizopus stolonifer
Scientific Author
(Ehrenb.) Vuill.
Taxonomy
(Zygomycota: Mucorales: Mucoraceae)
Pest Status
1 NZ - Non-regulated species
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Rhizopus rot, sporangiophores and sporangia of Rhizopus stolonifer on young jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus)
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E. McKenzie Landcare Research
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Diagnostic Notes
Disease

Rhizopus rot, a common disease of jackfruit flowers and on young fruit. Causing a soft, watery, brown spot that soon becomes covered in grey-brown, later black mould growth.

Morphology

Colonies very fast growing and more than 2 cm high, reddish grey-brown. Sporangiophores 1–3.5 cm tall, up to 34 µm thick, non-septate, pale brown. Sporangia borne singly at top of sporangiophore, mostly 100–200 µm diam., usually collapsing when mounted on a slide, white at first, becoming black, containing many sporangiospores. Sporangiospores irregular in shape (subglobose, oval, angular), brownish black, non-septate, (5–)7–12(–14) µm, striate.

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Specimen Contact
Eric McKenzie
Author
McKenzie, E.
Created
17/07/2013 12:39 AEST
Last Updated
06/05/2014 22:09 AEST
Citation
McKenzie, E. (2013) Rhizopus stolonifer (Rhizopus stolonifer) Updated on 5/6/2014 10:09:36 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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Free for use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

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