Tropical Grasslands (1985) Volume 19, 2834
DISEASES OF MACROPTILIUM ATROPURPUREUM — A REVIEW
JILLIAN M. LENNÉ1 and R.M. SONODA2
1Tropical Pastures Program, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT), Cali, Colombia, and
Diseases of Macroptilium atropurpureum cv. Siratro caused by fourteen genera of fungi, one bacterium, one virus and one genus of nematodes are described. Rhizoctonia foliar blight, common bean rust, false-rust and leaf-mottling virus are regarded as major constraints to the further use of Siratro in several regions. The latter two diseases have not yet been detected in Australia and care must be taken to prevent their introduction.