Wedelia trilobata is a flowering plant of sunflower family, Asteraceae. A tropical perennial medicinal herb, with deeply lobed fleshy leaves, growing up to 10 inch tall, spreading like a mat; it makes a dense cover, blossoms profusely, the flowers are orange- yellow. Wedelia trilobata is a medicinal plant used to treat hepatitis infections, to clear the placenta after birth and is used for menstrual pain and unspecified female complaints. In a survey conducted in March- April year 2010, Wedelia trilobata plants were found to be heavily infected with virus disease. Disease symptoms comprised of mosaic and mottling in beginning followed by distortion of leaves in later stages. Attempts were made to identify the virus causing mosaic and mottling in the experimental plant. To date no reports of viral disease on Wedelia trilobata has been reported.
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Citation: Sheikh M, Ashraf M, Mahmood I (2012) Biological and Molecular Detection of a virus infecting Wedelia trilobata (Linn.) Hitchc (A Medicinal Herb). J Plant Pathol Microbiol 3:119.
Last date updated on July, 2014