Parasitism of Ground mil by Striga sp in Mozambique

Sharma, S B and Smith, D H and Subrahmanyam, P and Freire, M J and Faria, T and Butler, D R and Rao, G V R (1994) Parasitism of Ground mil by Striga sp in Mozambique. International Arachis Newsletter, 14. pp. 24-25. ISSN 1010-5824

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Striga spp arc root parasites of cereals and legumes. More than 60 species of Striga have been reported on different plant hosts. Striga hermontfrica and S. gesnerioides have been reported on groundnut {Arachis hy-pogaea) in Wesi Africa (Lagokc 1989, Favi 1989. Camara 1989). In March 1991, a Striga sp was observed on local groundnut cultivars Bebiano Encarnado and Bcbiano Branco growing in a red sandy soil at Maputo. Mozambique. The soil adjacent to the Striga and the host plant was carefully removed and the attachment of Striga to the roots of the host plant was observed (Fig, I). The Striga sp had a large hausiorium connecting it to the groundnut root. Maize plants in adjacent plots were free of Striga infestation. The Striga sp. which had pink flowers, appeared to be related to S. gesnerioides. However, detailed studies are needed to identify the species. Wc have not been able to find any record of parasitism of groundnut by any species of Striga in Mozambique.

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Subjects: Mandate crops > Groundnut
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Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2011 09:35
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