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Volume 2, Issue 4 (2022)

Morphological Characterization of Plant-parasitic Nematodes in Livistona rotundifola

January 13, 2022


Livistonia rotundifola also known as ‘table palm’ or ‘fan palm’ is one of the major export foliage plant in Sri Lanka. The exportation has a potential to generate income for the medium scale farmers.  The plants are mainly exported at size 25-85cm potted plants to Germany, USA, Japan, China, and Switzerland according to the data reports ‘’Anonymous [1]’’. Recently some shipments have been rejected due to infestation with parasitic nematodes at National plant quarantine service ,Sri Lanka.