sooty mold

sooty mold
1. Plant Pathol. a disease of plants, characterized by a black, sooty growth covering the affected parts, caused by any of several fungi.
2. any fungus causing this disease, as molds of the genera Capnodium, Phragmocapnias, and Scorias.

* * *

also called  Blotch, or Black Mold,  

      plant disease characterized by splotchy black stain or coating on leaves, stems, and fruit, composed of dark fungal threads (Capnodium, Fumago, and Scorias species) that grow in flowing sap or on honeydew excreted by aphids and other sucking insects. The condition is unsightly but usually not harmful. Control includes spraying or dusting for sucking insects, washing off sticky coatings of sap or honeydew on plant surfaces, and avoiding the wounding of plants.

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать реферат

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Sooty mold — Sooty molds are Ascomycete fungi which grow from the sugary honeydew secreted by plants [opuntia cactus] and insects aphids, scales, the whitefly, and other insects which suck sap from their host plants. The name itself is descriptive, as sooty… …   Wikipedia

  • sooty mold — noun 1. : a dark or black velvety coating of mycelium of various fungi growing in insect honeydew on the leaves, fruit, or other exposed parts of plants, when heavy often interfering with the normal metabolism of the plant, and being especially… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sooty mold — soot′y mold′ n. 1) ppa a disease of plants caused by a dark fungus that grows on the honeydew secretions of certain insects 2) ppa any fungus causing this disease • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • sooty mold — noun Date: 1901 a dark growth of fungus mycelium growing in insect honeydew on plants; also any of various ascomycetous fungi (order Dothideales) producing such growth …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • black mold — noun 1. : a mold or fungus like a mold with dark mycelium or spores: as a. : a fungus of the order Mucorales; especially : the common bread mold (Rhizopus stolonifer) compare mold V b …   Useful english dictionary

  • sootymold — sooty mold n. 1. A blackish growth produced by fungi of the genus Capnodium, which grows in the droppings of aphids on plants. 2. Any of the fungi that produce such growth. * * * …   Universalium

  • fungus — fungic /fun jik/, adj. funguslike, adj. /fung geuhs/, n., pl. fungi /fun juy, fung guy/, funguses, adj. n. 1. any of a diverse group of eukaryotic single celled or multinucleate organisms that live by decomposing and absorbing the organic… …   Universalium

  • List of citrus diseases — This article is a list of diseases in citrus plants. Contents 1 Bacterial diseases 2 Fungal diseases 3 Nematodes, parasitic 4 Viral diseases …   Wikipedia

  • Nothofagus solandri — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked) …   Wikipedia

  • homopteran — /heuh mop teuhr euhn, hoh /, adj. 1. homopterous. n. 2. a homopterous insect. [1835 45; see HOMOPTEROUS, AN] * * * ▪ insect order Introduction   any of more than 32,000 species of sucking insects, the members of which exhibit considerable… …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”