First report of Albizia lebbeck dieback caused by Scytalidium dimidiatum in Oman

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Over 200 Albizia lebbeck trees at Sultan Qaboos University campus wilted and died. The symptoms were dieback of large branches due to infection by Scytalidium dimidiatum. The fungus has also infected Ficus benghalensis, F. carica, F. retusa, Thespesia populnea, Delonix regia and Peltophorum petrocarpum. This is the first report of the fungus in Oman and on A. lebbeck, T. populnea, D. regia and P. petrocarpum. The strain of this fungus has not been found to cause human disease in Oman.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-40
Number of pages4
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002



  • Albizia lebbeck
  • Dieback disease
  • Scytalidium dimidiatum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Plant Science

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