Botryosphaeria Ces. & de Not.; anamorphs Diplodia Fr., Dothiorella Sacc., Lasiodiplodia Ellis & Everh., Sphaeropsis Sacc. etc. Botrosphaeria rhodina (Berk. & Curtis) von Arx is frequently encountered in its anamorphic state, to which the name Lasiodiplodia theobromae (Pat.) Griffon & Maublanc (syn. Botryodiplodia theobromae Pat.) is applied. B. rhodina is best-known as a ubiquitous plant pathogen in the tropics, and it frequently causes storage rots of fruits and vegetables (Brackett, 1991). Further information on the fungus may be found in Punithalingam (1976), Domsch et al. (1980) and Pitt & Hocking (1985a).
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