Compendium of Ornamental Palm Diseases and Disorders

Edited by M. L. Elliott, T. K. Broschat, J. Y. Uchida, and G. W. Simone 
APS Press  2004  

Softcover  71pages, 237 colour photos  ISBN 0890543143      £65.00

Cd-ROM  237 colour photos      £70.00

Book and Cd-ROM      £115.00
Note The use of the CD-Roms is covered by the APS License Agreement

The Compendium of Ornamental Palm Diseases and Disorders provides current information on diseases and disorders affecting palms during nursery production and later in the landscape. With the help of 237 color images, detailed descriptions, and treatment methods, readers will learn to visually identify and treat diseases and disorders that affect the health and beauty of these important ornamental plants.

Palms lose their beauty, and sometimes die, for numerous reasons - not all caused by diseases. The goal of this work is to help readers separate, for example, leaf spots caused by a disease vs. leaf spots caused by a nutritional deficiency; death caused by a bud rot vs. death caused by lightning; or leaf shredding caused by a disease vs. leaf shredding caused by wind. The ability to determine the cause is critical to selecting successful control measures, which can vastly vary.

New to the Compendium of Plant Disease Series, this is a thorough revision of a bestselling palm disease guide first published in 1991 by APS PRESS. This ambitious new treatment of an economically important host is presented in the popular APS Compendium format with new high quality photographs, up-to-date diagnostic and treatment information, and references provided for each topic. An introduction on palm morphology and biology are added in addition to new diseases and enhanced detail. Readers will find data on distribution of pathogens within the United States and worldwide, descriptions of laboratory techniques including information on pathogen isolation and maintenance techniques, a list of potential hosts for each pathogen, and step-by-step treatment methods for diseases and disorders.

This book is applicable to any geographic location where palms are grown, whether indoors or outdoors, and will be valuable for a wide range of readers, including nursery growers, extension professionals, plant pathologists, horticulturists, landscape professionals, diagnosticians, arborists, landscape consultants, landscape architects, botanical garden professionals, palm researchers, and palm hobbyists.

A companion to the Compendium of Ornamental Palm Diseases and Disorders, the new Palm Diseases and Disorders CD-Rom contains all 237 images included in the compendium. Use these high quality images in PowerPoint presentations and lecture handouts to provide unmistakably clear examples of more than 60 diseases and disorders of ornamental palms.

Easily browse through images categorized by causal agent. Simply save images to your desktop then paste into your PowerPoint presentation. Captions are included with images as well as in a separate text file for easy insertion into presentations and documents. Detailed diagnostic information on diseases and disorders can be found in Compendium of Ornamental Palm Diseases and Disorders along with step-by-step treatment methods.



  • Palm Anatomy and Growth, Palm Species;
  • Diseases and Disorders of Palms;

Part I. Infectious Diseases:

  • Diseases Caused by Algae: Algal Leaf Spot;
  • Diseases Caused by Bacteria: Bacterial Blight; Bacterial Bud Rot; Sudden Decline;
  • Diseases Caused by €fungi€: Annellophora Leaf Spot; Bipolaris and Exserohilum Leaf Spots; Botrytis Leaf Spot and Blight; Calonectria Leaf Spot (Cylindrocladium Leaf Spot); Colletotrichum Leaf and Fruit Spot; Damping-off; Diamond Scale; Fusarium Wilt: Canary Island Date Palm Wilt, Date Palm Wilt (Bayoud Disease), Oil Palm Wilt; Ganoderma Butt Rot (Basal Stem Rot); Gliocladium Blight (Pink Rot); Graphiola Leaf Spot (False Smut); Pestalotiopsis Diseases; Phytophthora Diseases; Pseudocercospora and Cercospora Leaf Spots; Rachis Blight; Stigmina Leaf Spot; Tar Spot; Thielaviopsis Black Scorch Disease (Stem Bleeding, Dry Basal Rot, Heart Rot);
  • Diseases Caused by Phytoplasmas: Lethal Yellowing;
  • Diseases Caused by Viruses and Viroids: Cadang-cadang and Tinangaja; Viral Diseases: Coconut Foliar Decay, Ringspot, Viral Diseases Caused by Potyviruses;
  • Diseases Caused by Nematodes: Red Ring; Burrowing Nematode; Other Nematodes;
  • Diseases Caused by Protozoans: Hartrot and Marchitez Sorpresiva;

Part II. Physiological Disorders:

  • Nutritional Disorders: Boron Deficiency; Boron Toxicity; Calcium Deficiency; Chlorine Deficiency; Copper Deficiency; Copper Toxicity; Fluoride Toxicity; Iron Deficiency; Magnesium Deficiency; Manganese Deficiency; Molybdenum Deficiency; Nitrogen Deficiency; Phosphorus Deficiency; Potassium Deficiency; Sulfur Deficiency; Zinc Deficiency;
  • Other Physiological Disorders: Air Pollution; Albinism; Cold Injury; Excessive Water Uptake; Foliar Salt Injury; Hapaxanthic Flowering; Herbicide Toxicity; High Soil Soluble Salts; Improper Planting Depth; Lightning Injury; Power Line Decline; Root Suffocation; Sunburn; Water Stress; Wind Damage;


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