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Citrus => Citrus General Discussion => Topic started by: VUgearhead on April 20, 2017, 11:56:35 AM

Title: Citrus Psyllid/HLB - alternate host plants
Post by: VUgearhead on April 20, 2017, 11:56:35 AM
For those keeping up on the research, the psyllid must have some alternate host plants it survives on, other than citrus it transmits the HLB to.

Have those alternate host plants been identified?
Title: Re: Citrus Psyllid/HLB - alternate host plants
Post by: Millet on April 20, 2017, 12:15:52 PM
Mainly Citrus spp., at least two species of Murraya, and at least three other genera, all in the family Rutaceae.
Title: Re: Citrus Psyllid/HLB - alternate host plants
Post by: Citradia on April 21, 2017, 07:46:28 AM
Rue plant. I'm concerned about the native "toothache tree" which is in rue family and ranges from FL to Canada.
Title: Re: Citrus Psyllid/HLB - alternate host plants
Post by: SonnyCrockett on April 21, 2017, 10:56:23 AM
What about white sapote?  Isn't that Rutaceae as well?