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Basil fungus???

Posted by holyhotpeppers none (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 15, 12 at 17:03

So I have had this basil plant for almost 6 months now and have notice this what looks to be fungus growing on the stems... here is a photo... anyone know what this is and how to get rid of it? It looks like insects but they are not.


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RE: Basil fungus???

Is there anyway that you could remove an affected leaf and stem so that you can take a better close-up? I might be able to ID these little things with a more detailed picture.


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anyone?


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These things aren't growing on the leaves, too, are they? If not, I'm going to guess that they are adventitious root primordia. We see such 'aerial roots ' on lots of different kinds of plants....tomatoes being very familiar.

This is a guess, since I really haven't seen a picture that makes me certain. And if the leaves are also affected......all bets are off.


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They are not growing on the leaves. So is it going to hurt the basil? What can i do to resolve it?


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rhizo - I thought adventitious roots too. In fact I could have sworn I'd posted that but it seems not. Hollyhotpeppers - do they wipe off easily? If not I'd say roots. In which case there is no need to do anything about them. Or you could take some cuttings.


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Yes they do wipe off pretty easily. Here in FL we have had a very wet summer with tons of rain an humidity.


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If they wipe off VERY easily, rather than snap off, then they aren't roots. Have you tried breaking one open and looking at it under under a lens?


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Unless Holly can provide improved images.....I give up, lol.

Do these things move or are they rather firmly attached to the stem?


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