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List of flax diseases

This article is a list of diseases of flax (Linum usitatissimum and other Linum spp.).


Fungal diseases

Fungal diseases
Anthracnose Colletotrichum lini
Basal stem blight

Phoma spp.
Phoma exigua var. linicola

Brown stem blight Alternaria linicola
Browning (and) stem break

Aureobasidium lini
Guignardia fulvida [teleomorph]

Damping-off, root rot, and seedling blight

Alternaria spp.
Colletotrichum lini
Fusarium spp.
Pythium spp.
Rhizoctonia solani
Thanatephorus cucumeris [telomorph]
Thielaviopsis basicola
Chalara elegans [synanamorph]

Dieback Selenophoma linicola

Septoria linicola
Mycosphaerella linicola [teleomorph]


Melampsora lini
= Melampsora lini var. lini

Stem mold & rot Sclerotinia sclerotiorum
Wilt Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. lini

Virus and mycoplasmalike organism (MLO) diseases

Virus and mycoplasmalike organism (MLO) diseases
Aster yellows MLO
Crinkle Oat blue dwarf virus

Miscellaneous diseases or disorders

Extreme high or low temperatures cause cankers at soil level
Miscellaneous diseases or disorders
Boll blight Extreme high temperatures
Chlorosis Alkaline and very wet soils; mineral deficiencies; herbicide damage
Stem twisting and bending Herbicide damage and soil and temperature conditions


  • Common Names of Diseases, The American Phytopathological Society
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