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Brantlee Spakes Richter, University of Florida,

Cacao Moniliophthora pod rot

Moniliophthora roreri

Cacao Moniliophthora pod rot (Moniliophthora roreri) is a fungal pathogen of Cocoa. It is a native of South and Central America.

Moniliophthora roreri completes its entire life cycle on the pods in the tree. Damage caused by the disease varies from less than 25% in some regions to a total loss of production in other regions.

For more information about this plant pest, see the CABI data sheet.