The Elegans fusaria causing wilt disease of carnation. I. Taxonomy

R.P. Baayen*, W. Gams

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The distinction of the wilt disease pathogen of carnation Fusarium (oxysporum var.)redolens from F. oxysporum (var. oxysporum) is considered. Previous reports that isolates of both taxa cause indistinguishable diseases in carnation are confirmed. F. (oxysporum var.)redolens and F. oxysporum were found to form one variable complex on morphological criteria. Apparently, host specialization rather than morphological variation reflects the evolutionary relationships in the Fusarium section Elegans. The distinction of F. redolens from F. oxysporum does therefore not seem justified, neither at specific nor at varietal level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-288
Number of pages16
JournalNetherlands Journal of Plant Pathology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1988
Externally publishedYes


  • Dianthus spp.
  • Fusarium oxysporum
  • Fusarium oxysporum var. redolens
  • Fusarium redolens
  • morphology


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