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Common Name

Coconut embryo rot, coconut pre-emergence shoot rot, banana sheath rot, taro corm rot, sheath rot of maize.

Scientific Name

Marasmiellus inoderma (previously known as Marasmiellus semiustus).

AUTHORS Helen Tsatsia & Grahame Jackson
Photo 10 (taken by Eric McKenzie), and used in this fact sheet, appeared previously in McKenzie E (2013) Marasmiellus inoderma PaDIL - (

Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.

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