Mycoscience (2000) 41, 123-127

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Lizeth Swart, Pedro W. Crous, Orlando Petrini and Joanne E. Taylor (2000)
Fungal endophytes of Proteaceae, with particular emphasis on Botryosphaeria proteae
Mycoscience 41 (2), 123-127
Abstract: Fungal endophytes occurring in leaves and stems of three species of Proteaceae, Protea cynaroides, Leucospermum cordifolium and Leucadendron salignum× laureolum were investigated on farms in three locations in the Western Cape province of South Africa. The aims of this study were to determine if Botryosphaeria proteae, a fungus that has been recorded from leaf spots of Protea spp., was mostly restricted to leaf tissue, and whether it could occur as an endophyte in different members of Proteaceae. In this study B. proteae was routinely isolated in Protea and Leucospermum, although it was not a dominant taxon and did not occur in Leucadendron. Botryosphaeria proteae occurred mostly in leaves, rather than stems, suggesting that it is not important as a stem canker pathogen.
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Neofusicoccum protearum Protea (crop) South Africa