University of Hawaii
These mold fungi do not infect plant tissues but feed on honeydew produced by sap-sucking insects; their damage is cosmetic, but they do reduce photosynthesis when covering leaf tissues. Examples of the mold on kava, noni, palms, banana, coffee, and other plants are shown.
sooty molds, Morinda citrifolia, Musa, Piper methysticum, Hawaii, fungal diseases of plants, insect vectors, signs and symptoms (plants)
Nelson S. 2008. Sooty mold. Honolulu (HI): University of Hawaii. 6 p. (Plant Disease; PD-52).
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