southern blight

noun

: a disease of many vegetable and ornamental plants caused by a fungus (Sclerotium rolfsii) and characterized by girdling of the stem near the soil line and the production of round whitish to brown sclerotia on the stems

called also southern stem rot

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“Southern blight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/southern%20blight. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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