Ribbon plant (Chlorophytum comosum) is a tufted grass-like clump forming, ever green perennial herb belonging to the family Liliaceae. It is native of tropical and southern Africa and is widely used as hanging baskets in households. It is otherwise called as airplane plant or bracket plant or boat lily or spider ivy or spider plant. The economic part is roots used as Chinese traditional medicine for treating bronchitis, fractures and burns. Ribbon plant is affected by a number of fungal and bacterial diseases. Among the fungal disease, leaf blight caused by Alternaria alternata is a serious disease in hanging baskets in households.
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Citation: Muthukumar A, Venkatesh A (2013) Exploitation of Fungal and Endophytic Bacteria for the Management of Leaf Blight of Ribbon Plant. J Plant Pathol Microb 4: 209.
Last date updated on July, 2014