Re: Pathogens

Terry Bertozzi - 229112 (
Thu, 30 Jun 1994 10:50:21 +0930 (CST)

> > The primary non-insect pest I've seen in gray mold/mildew
> > which usually appears when a plants dormancy requirements
> > haven't been met.
> >
> Any idea as to why this occurs? (Plant resistance is low, etc). I'm
> surprised that I've never seen any reference to a blight, or a viral
> infection, or any major pathogen. Could this be due to a lack of
> knowledge about the plants, and that we don't know that the plant was
> infected, or because there is little that attacks CP? (besides those
> damned moths).

I think it is probably because no-one has really looked. I think the main
problem is with Botrytis when dead plant material is not removed but I
have found Powdery Mildew on my Cephalotus. While strictly not a plant
pathogen, Sooty Mould occurs yearly on my S.minor on the sugary exudate
on various parts of the pitcher.


Cheers Terry