Help requested - Brunsvigia josephinae rot <:-(

steven hart
Sun, 16 Oct 2011 15:38:05 PDT
Hi Hans I found this quite fascinating... I was telling Ken about some of
mine that rotted after goats damaged them but mine the whole centre rotted
out like a cup. Do the bulb scale mites eventually cause core rot too or
only damage at the leaf base & then another infection may possibly take over

Mine could easily be a different sort of rot to Kens but i am interested for
the future because my belladonna looked "exactly" the same as kens photo at
first, & then the whole core rotted away before i noticed & treated it & it
looked a little strange when i got it, so it might have already been
infected when i bought it. Is this something i should be worried about
spreading in the garden or is it pretty random in its attacks ?

Unlike the Brunsvegias that had been severely damaged from sharp hooves
completely crushing their centres like mashed potato, so a rot was a pretty
sure thing with them. But all quickly recovered & survived after my
treatment thank goodness.
Steven Queensland Australia
On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 2:21 PM, Hans-Werner Hammen <>wrote:

> Hello Ken, to me, this looks pretty much like a secondary infection from
> red blotch (Stagonospora curtisii) originating from an infestation through
> bulb scale mites (Steneotarsonemus laticeps). This would mean, that
> antifungal treatment is not the key,

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