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Helicobasidium purpureum (Tul.) Pat., 1885 (Violet Root Rot - causative organism)

NBN NBN (www.searchnbn.net) has the UK distribution map of Helicobasidium purpureum (Violet Root Rot - causative organism)

FRDBI FRDBI (www.fieldmycology.net/gbchklst/gbchklst.asp) has the UK and Ireland records of Helicobasidium purpureum (Violet Root Rot - causative organism)

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Fox, R.T.V., 2006 Fungal foes in your garden no 59: Violet root rot of Asparagus

General Works

Garrett, S.D., 1946 A study of Violet Root Rot - factors affecting production and growth of mycelial strands in Helicobasidium purpureum Pat.

Helicobasidium purpureum may also be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
FUNGI SS.
(true fungi)
BASIDIOMYCOTA
(spore droppers)
USTILAGINOMYCETES
(smut fungi and relatives)
Fungi sl.

Feeding and other inter-species relationships

Helicobasidium purpureum is associated with:

Trees - Broadleaved and Coniferous Trees is saprobic on dead, decayed wood Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005
colony Mercurialis perennis - Dog’s Mercury (Malpighiales: Euphorbiaceae) colony may be found on live stem Major Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005
colony Urtica dioica - Common Nettle (Rosales: Urticaceae) colony may be found on live stem Major Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005
Rhizoctonia anamorph Apium graveolens var. dulce - Celery (Apiales: Apiaceae) Rhizoctonia anamorph infects and damages root Minor Buczacki, S. & Harris, K., 1998 [root covered in purple mycelial strands with dark spots]
Rhizoctonia anamorph Daucus carota ssp. sativus - Garden Carrot (Apiales: Apiaceae) Rhizoctonia anamorph infects and damages root Major Fox, R.T.V., 2006 [large areas of roots covered by felt-like bright purplish violet to cinnamon mycelium],
Buczacki, S. & Harris, K., 1998
Rhizoctonia anamorph Pastinaca sativa ssp. sativa var. hortensis - Parsnip (Apiales: Apiaceae) Rhizoctonia anamorph infects and damages root Major Fox, R.T.V., 2006 [large areas of roots covered by felt-like bright purplish violet to cinnamon mycelium],
Buczacki, S. & Harris, K., 1998
Rhizoctonia anamorph Achillea millefolium - Yarrow (Asterales: Asteraceae) Rhizoctonia anamorph infects and damages root Fox, R.T.V., 2006 [large areas of roots covered by felt-like bright purplish violet to cinnamon mycelium]
Rhizoctonia anamorph Sonchus - sow thistles (Asterales: Asteraceae) Rhizoctonia anamorph infects and damages root Fox, R.T.V., 2006 [large areas of roots covered by felt-like bright purplish violet to cinnamon mycelium]
Rhizoctonia anamorph Brassica napus ssp rapifera - Swede (Brassicales: Brassicaceae) Rhizoctonia anamorph infects and damages root Major Buczacki, S. & Harris, K., 1998 [root covered in purple mycelial strands with dark spots]
Rhizoctonia anamorph Brassica rapa - Turnip (Brassicales: Brassicaceae) Rhizoctonia anamorph infects and damages root Major Buczacki, S. & Harris, K., 1998 [root covered in purple mycelial strands with dark spots]
Rhizoctonia anamorph Capsella bursa-pastoris - Shepherd’s Purse (Brassicales: Brassicaceae) Rhizoctonia anamorph infects and damages root Fox, R.T.V., 2006 [large areas of roots covered by felt-like bright purplish violet to cinnamon mycelium]
Rhizoctonia anamorph Crambe maritima - Sea-kale (Brassicales: Brassicaceae) Rhizoctonia anamorph infects and damages root Minor Buczacki, S. & Harris, K., 1998 [root covered in purple mycelial strands with dark spots]
Rhizoctonia anamorph Beta vulgaris ssp vulgaris var. vulgaris - Beetroot, Red Beet (Caryophyllales: Amaranthaceae) Rhizoctonia anamorph infects and damages root Major Fox, R.T.V., 2006 [large areas of roots covered by felt-like bright purplish violet to cinnamon mycelium],
Buczacki, S. & Harris, K., 1998
Rhizoctonia anamorph Stellaria - chickweeds (Caryophyllales: Caryophyllaceae) Rhizoctonia anamorph infects and damages root Fox, R.T.V., 2006 [large areas of roots covered by felt-like bright purplish violet to cinnamon mycelium]
Rhizoctonia anamorph Urtica - nettles (Rosales: Urticaceae) Rhizoctonia anamorph infects and damages root Fox, R.T.V., 2006 [large areas of roots covered by felt-like bright purplish violet to cinnamon mycelium]
Rhizoctonia anamorph Solanum tuberosum - Potato (Solanales: Solanaceae) Rhizoctonia anamorph infects and damages root Major Fox, R.T.V., 2006 [large areas of roots covered by felt-like bright purplish violet to cinnamon mycelium],
Buczacki, S. & Harris, K., 1998
Rhizoctonia anamorph Asparagus officinalis - Asparagus (Asparagales: Asparagaceae) Rhizoctonia anamorph infects and damages root UK/Ireland Minor Fox, R.T.V., 2006 [large areas of roots covered by felt-like bright purplish violet to cinnamon mycelium],
Buczacki, S. & Harris, K., 1998

There may be more taxa associated with Helicobasidium purpureum listed at higher taxonomic level

FUNGI SS.
(true fungi)

Associated with Helicobasidium purpureum:

Helicobasidium purpureum may be associated with taxa listed at higher taxonomic level

FUNGI SS.
(true fungi)
Fungi sl.

References

Buczacki, S. & Harris, K., 1998 Pests, Diseases & Disorders of Garden Plants
Fox, R.T.V., 2006 Fungal foes in your garden no 59: Violet root rot of Asparagus
Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005 Checklist of the British and Irish Basidiomycota
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