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sooty mold

[′su̇d·ē ′mōld]
(mycology)
Ascomycetous fungi of the family Capnodiaceae, with dark mycelium and conidia.
(plant pathology)
A plant disease, common on Citrus species, characterized by a dense velvety layer of a sooty mold on exposed parts of the plant.
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Aphids not only distort and stunt young growth and cause secondary problems such as sooty mould - they can also be disease carriera as they suck sap from one plant after another.
Aphids not only distort and stunt young growth and cause secondary problems such as sooty mould - they can also be a disease carrier as they move from one plant to another.
They are about 3 to 7 mm long, and cause distorted leaves, weakened plants covered with shiny honeydew, and sooty mould. Damage can be caused by the direct removal of plant fluids and nutrients and/or by the excretion of toxic salivary compounds into plant tissue.
Jo Gorman A The black sooty mould on the leaves is a common problem with camellias but usually doesn't harm the shrub fatally - you did the right thing by washing it off.
This is due to sooty mould - a fungus that grows on the sticky honeydew which these sap-sucking pests secrete.
Joyce Higgins, by email CAROL: Sounds like sooty mould caused by honeydew or sap dripping down from leaves above, usually created by scale insects or aphids.
If you don't get rid of them, they may pass on virus diseases to your plants, as well as leaving a sticky layer of honeydew on your plants which becomes covered in sooty mould.
My Brussels sprout plants are black with the "sooty mould" that grows on the sticky deposits left by the pests.
This is sooty mould, a secondary infection that builds up on the sugary deposits left after an attack by some form of pest.
A black fungus, sooty mould may then grow on the honeydew.