Species Name: Botryodiplodia theobromae (Pat.)
Spores (conidia) are released during rain and are dispersed by wind, insects, pruning tools, and rain droplets. Wounded bark can be infected throughout the growing season during moist conditions but most abundantly in spring. Cankers develop at wound site
Preventing wounds is the best way to minimize cankers. Cankered branches should be pruned in the winter to reduce inoculum (fungus available to initiate new infections). Severely diseased trees and branches should be removed. Pruning cuts should be made w
Growth stage: Mature tree
Disease name: Botryodiplodia canker
Synonym: Lasiodiplodia theobromae (Pat.) Griffon & Maubl.
Host name: Podocarpus sp.
Host common name: Podo
Affected part: Stem, branches