First Report of a Foliar Nematode Aphelenchoides fragariae (Aphelenchidae) on Stachys riederi var. japonica, a Medicinal Plant, in Korea

Zakaullah Khan, Seon Hye Son, Hyeon-Dong Shin, Young Ho Kim

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Leaf blight symptoms and abnormal defoliation were found on Stachys riederi var. japonica, a medicinal plant, grown at Hongcheon, Gangwon province, Korea in 2007. A foliar nematode, Aphelenchoides fragariae was isolated from infected leaf tissues. The symptoms observed on host plant were leaf blotching, discoloration and browning of tissues, tan-colored interveinal necrotic lesions and large dead patches of necrotic tissues. This is the first report of A. fragariae occurring on S. riederi var. japonica.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-100
Number of pages4
JournalPlant Pathology Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1



  • Aphelenchoides fragariae
  • Description
  • New record
  • Stachys riederi var. japonica
  • Symptomatology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science

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