from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A disease which produces a decay in the center or heart of trees, caused by the penetration of the mycelia of various fungi which attack the tree either at the root or above ground.
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Surprised to see that the lower trunk was sound, no heart-rot.
Names of food go the opposite way, so you have a fruit called sour-ripe, and sweetfish, and nut bread, and swearing in the same vein such as 'heart-rot'.
In India, heart-rot of this species is caused by Ganoderma applanatum (Lenn 1992).
In India, heart-rot of this species is caused by Ganoderma applanatum (tonne 1992).
· Susceptibility to diseases and pests (especially heart-rot, damping off, carpenter ants, and pinhole borers).
The trees are now in fairly good condition but many are affected with heart-rot.