coconut bud rot

coconut bud rot

[′kō·kə‚nət ′bəd ‚rät]
(plant pathology)
A fungus disease of the coconut palm caused by Phytophthora palmivora and characterized by destruction of the terminal bud and adjacent leaves.
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