What do you need?

Use the search below to search the site or find your local unit office.

Return to Skip Menu

Main Content

Fusarium Wilt of Mimosa (Albizia julibrissin)

ID

2811-1020(PPWS-53NP)

Authors as Published

Elizabeth A. Bush, Extension Plant Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science, Virginia Tech

    Cover, Fusarium Wilt of Mimosa (Albizia julibrissin)

This publication is available in PDF format only.

Fusarium wilt is a common and lethal disease of mimosa (Albizia julibrissin)1, also commonly known as silktree. In the United States this disease occurs in the east from New York southward and also in Louisiana, Arkansas and California. Fusarium wilt is caused by the fungus Fusarium oxysporum forma specialis perniciosum. Albizia spp. are the only known host of F. oxysporum'' f.sp. ''perniciosum''. Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. perniciosum colonizes and clogs the tree’s vascular (water-conducting) tissue, and interferes with the movement of plant sap. This results in relatively rapid tree death.

Rights


Virginia Cooperative Extension materials are available for public use, re-print, or citation without further permission, provided the use includes credit to the author and to Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, and Virginia State University.

Publisher

Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; Jewel E. Hairston, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State, Petersburg.

Date

January 20, 2015


Available as:

Other resources in:

Other resources by:

Other resources from: