from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of fungi consisting of sterile mycelia which produce root-rot in various plants. The hyphæ are rather stout and dark-colored. R. violacea attacks the roots of clover and alfalfa, producing a violet coating at first and later black sclerotia. R. Solani attacks potatoes. Corticium vagum Solani is said to be the fruiting condition of this species.
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