Southern blight
Common beet Southern blight Sclerotium rolfsii
Common beet showing signs of southern blight (Athelia rolfsii)
Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Subphylum: Agaricomycotina
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Atheliales
Family: Atheliaceae
Genus: Athelia
Species: Athelia rolfsii
Sclerotium wilt

Foot rot
Sclerotium rot
Collar rot
Root and stem wilt of groundnut
Wilt and fruit rot
Leaf spot of yams
Neck rot of yams
Corticium rolfsii Curzi
Pellicularia rolfsii (Curzi) E. West
Botryobasidium rolfsii (Curzi) Venkatar.

Sclerotium rolfsii anamorph Sacc.

Southern blight (Athelia rolfsii) is a corticioid fungus in the family Atheliaceae. It is a facultative plant pathogen.



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