sooty mold
noun Date: 1901 a dark growth of fungus mycelium growing in insect honeydew on plants; also any of various ascomycetous fungi (order Dothideales) producing such growth

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  • Sooty mold — Sooty molds are Ascomycete fungi which grow from the sugary honeydew secreted by plants [opuntia cactus] and insects aphids, scales, the whitefly, and other insects which suck sap from their host plants. The name itself is descriptive, as sooty… …   Wikipedia

  • sooty mold — noun 1. : a dark or black velvety coating of mycelium of various fungi growing in insect honeydew on the leaves, fruit, or other exposed parts of plants, when heavy often interfering with the normal metabolism of the plant, and being especially… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sooty mold — 1. Plant Pathol. a disease of plants, characterized by a black, sooty growth covering the affected parts, caused by any of several fungi. 2. any fungus causing this disease, as molds of the genera Capnodium, Phragmocapnias, and Scorias. [1900 05] …   Universalium

  • sooty mold — soot′y mold′ n. 1) ppa a disease of plants caused by a dark fungus that grows on the honeydew secretions of certain insects 2) ppa any fungus causing this disease • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • black mold — noun 1. : a mold or fungus like a mold with dark mycelium or spores: as a. : a fungus of the order Mucorales; especially : the common bread mold (Rhizopus stolonifer) compare mold V b …   Useful english dictionary

  • sootymold — sooty mold n. 1. A blackish growth produced by fungi of the genus Capnodium, which grows in the droppings of aphids on plants. 2. Any of the fungi that produce such growth. * * * …   Universalium

  • fungus — fungic /fun jik/, adj. funguslike, adj. /fung geuhs/, n., pl. fungi /fun juy, fung guy/, funguses, adj. n. 1. any of a diverse group of eukaryotic single celled or multinucleate organisms that live by decomposing and absorbing the organic… …   Universalium

  • List of citrus diseases — This article is a list of diseases in citrus plants. Contents 1 Bacterial diseases 2 Fungal diseases 3 Nematodes, parasitic 4 Viral diseases …   Wikipedia

  • Nothofagus solandri — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked) …   Wikipedia

  • homopteran — /heuh mop teuhr euhn, hoh /, adj. 1. homopterous. n. 2. a homopterous insect. [1835 45; see HOMOPTEROUS, AN] * * * ▪ insect order Introduction   any of more than 32,000 species of sucking insects, the members of which exhibit considerable… …   Universalium

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