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  • n. genus of fungi having the hymenium in the form of a crust; some species formerly placed in form genus Rhizoctinia


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  • I turn, lastly, to the consideration of a disease in coffee which is popularly known by the name of rot, and scientifically as _pellicularia koleroga_, a fungoid plant which crawls over the leaves and seals up their breathing pores, till at last the leaf dies, as man does, from want of breath.

    Gold, Sport, and Coffee Planting in Mysore


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