Name and publication
Phytophthora hydropathica Hong and Gallegly (2010)
Hong CX, Gallegly ME, Richardson PA, Kong P, Moorman GW, Lea-Cox JD, and Ross DS. 2010. Phytophthora hydropathica, a new pathogen identified from irrigation water, Rhododendron catawbiense and Kalmia latifolia. Plant Pathology 59: 913–921.
from Hong et al. (2010)
‘Hydro’ and ‘pathica’ refer to the waterborne and pathogenic nature, respectively, of this species.
Type: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA collected from irrigation water of ornamentals by H. Hong in Virginia in 2000 (Typus: 5D1, Holotypus ATCC MYA-4460 and VTMH 11736)
Ex-type: ATCC MYA-4460 and VTMH 11736
Hosts and distribution
Distribution: Europe (Italy, Spain), North America (USA: CT, MD, TN, VA)
Substrate: all plant parts
Disease note: damping off, root rot, fruit rot, etc.
Host: diverse hosts, particularly Kalmia latifolia (Ericaceae)
Retrieved January 31, 2018 from U.S. National Fungus Collections Nomenclature Database.
Host: Rhododendron catawbiense
Additional references and links
Fact sheet author
Z. Gloria Abad, Ph.D., USDA-APHIS-PPQ-S&T Beltsville Laboratory, United States of America