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Thielaviopsis basicola  (Berk. & Broome) Ferraris (1912) 


Black root rot


- classification : Fungi, Ascomycota, Sordariomycetes, Hypocreomycetidae, Microascales, Ceratocystidaceae
- synonym: Chalara elegans (1975)
- English name: Black root rot

Thielaviopsis basicola is a fungus present in many countries of the world and attacks mainly endive . It is very rarely reported on lettuce, mainly in the USA and Australia. In the United States, it has not been considered a pathogenic fungus of lettuce. In Australia, it was first reported in the early 1990s in Queensland. In this state, it was also rife with tobacco, Lathyrus odoratus and Lupinus angustifolius . Several hectares of lettuce had to be turned over due to poor plant growth (Figure 1).

In France , we observed damage from Thielaviopsis basicola only once, on curly chicory cultivated in the Pyrénées-Orientales during the fall of 2000.
Last change : 04/26/21