Plant Viruses Online   

Descriptions and Lists from the VIDE Database


Alphabetical List of Hosts


The following is a list of all plant taxa mentioned within the host range data of the VIDE Database. Most of the names listed are specific epithets, with some indicating named varieties or subspecies. In a few cases a generic name (or family name) appears without a specific epithet; these cases occur only where no specific epithet was supplied in the original reports.

Each host name is followed in brackets by the name of the plant family to which it belongs. Assignment of plant genera to families follows Watson and Dallwitz, 1991; and Watson and Dallwitz, 1992 onwards. In particular, note the use of `traditional' names, such as Graminae rather than Poaceae, and Cruciferae rather than Brassicaceae. Devotees of Cronquistian classification should note that rather `narrow' definitions of families (i.e., a tendency for splitting rather than lumping) are used herein, particularly within the Liliaceae sensu lato. Also note that within the Leguminosae, membership within one of the three large sub-families (Caesalpinioideae, Mimosoideae and Papilionoideae) is indicated.

We have provided lists of synonyms and common names for many of these host species; these appear in the indexes of the individual host families, to which the entries below are linked.

The entries appearing in bold are those plant species which have been tested against 25 or more viruses, and so might be regarded as "standard" test species.

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Cite this publication as: Brunt, A.A., Crabtree, K., Dallwitz, M.J., Gibbs, A.J., Watson, L. and Zurcher, E.J. (eds.) (1996 onwards). `Plant Viruses Online: Descriptions and Lists from the VIDE Database. Version: 16th January 1997.' URL http://biology.anu.edu.au/Groups/MES/vide/

Dallwitz (1980) and Dallwitz, Paine and Zurcher (1993) should also be cited.


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