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South Indian phycomycetes—I

Pythium indicum sp. nov. causing a fruit rot ofHibiscus esculentus linn
  • M. S. Balakrishnan
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Summary

A species ofPythium with filamentous sporangia was isolated from rotting fruits ofHibiscus esculentus L. collected at Podanur, Coimbatore District, South India. A detailed study of the fungus showed it to be a form related toPythium indigoferœ,P. deliense andP. aphanidermatum but possessing certain characteristics which mark it as different from these three species. On account of these differences, it is considered a new species and namedP. indicum. Inoculation experiments showed it to have a wide host range. Only one other species of Pythium—P. de Baryanum Hesse—has been so far recorded onHibiscus esculentus.

Keywords

Germ Tube Aerial Mycelium Sexual Body Formed Antheridium Coimbatore District 
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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1948

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