Submitted to: Plant Disease
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/15/2012
Publication Date: 8/10/2012
Citation: Baker, C., Adkins, S.T., Webster, C.G. 2012. Odontonema cuspidatum and Psychotria punctata, two new cucumber mosaic virus hosts identified in Florida. Plant Disease. 96:1384. Interpretive Summary: Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) has a wide host range of 750-1200 plant species that includes weeds, wild plants, crops, and ornamentals. Two new CMV hosts, firespike and dotted wild coffee, were recently identified in Florida expanding the known host range for this virus.
Technical Abstract: The wide host range of Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) has been expanded by the identification of Odontonema cuspidatum (firespike) and Psychotria punctata (dotted wild coffee) as CMV hosts in Florida.