African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 718

Short Communication

Efficacy of leaf extracts of some medicinal plants on growth of Colletotrichum capsici butler and bisby

Shinde J. U.
  • Shinde J. U.
  • Botany Research Laboratory and Plant Disease Clinic, P. G. Department of Botany, N. E. S. Science College, Nanded. (M. S.), India.
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D. U. Gawai*
  • D. U. Gawai*
  • Botany Research Laboratory and Plant Disease Clinic, P. G. Department of Botany, N. E. S. Science College, Nanded. (M. S.), India.
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  •  Received: 26 July 2011
  •  Accepted: 25 January 2012
  •  Published: 31 July 2014

Abstract

Attempts were made to determine the effect of leaf extracts of Azadirachta indica, Ocimum sanctum, Tridex procumbens, Clerodendron innermis, Cathranthus roseus, Ricinus communis, Citrus limon against Colletotrichum capsici. Out of these medicinal plants tested, 15% alcoholic extract of Azadirachta indica and O. sanctum was found inhibitory for the growth of Colletotrichum capsici. The results show that extracts from leaves of different plants vary in their effects on growth of C. capsici. It is evident from the results that aqueous and alcoholic leaf extracts of A. indica and O. sanctum exhibited strong fungitoxicity against C. capsici. Alcoholic extract of all the seven plants showed significant result as compared to aqueous extracts.

 

Key words: Chilli, anthracnose, leaf extract, Colletotrichum capsici.