Spotted Wilt (fungus)


The wilt is caused by either fusarium or verticillium wilt (go to), but the two cause such similar symptoms that distinguishing between them often requires a laboratory analysis.


Stunting is a common symptom of this infection, and is generally more severe when young plants are infected. Chlorosis or necrotic rings may form on the leaves, and may also appear on the fruits of some. Necrosis may develop in the foliage of some hosts.