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Camellia japonica fungus

Postby Wallyanna » Wed May 09, 2012 5:28 pm

Can a fungus that affects camellia japonica spread to azalea plants?
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Re: Camellia japonica fungus

Postby plasmodesmata11 » Wed May 09, 2012 9:00 pm

The fungus Glomerella cingulata can infect both azaleas and Camellia japonica. When it infects these plants, it is likely causing canker. It is in the sexual stage when it infects. Here are some general links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glomerella_cingulata
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthracnose
So to answer your question, if they are reasonably close by, then it seems like a real possibility that the fungus could spread. GOOD LUCK!
Hope that helps!
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Postby Wallyanna » Wed May 09, 2012 9:19 pm

Thank you very much plasmodesmata! That's a big help. The camellias had to go, couldn't get rid of it and it was spreading. Now I see those same cankers on an elderly azalea. Hope I can save it, there's a whole row of those poor old things...
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