Red Ring Nematode
Synonym: Bursaphelenchus cocophilus
Rhadinaphelenchus was designated a junior
synonym of Bursaphelenchus by Baujard (Revue
Nematol 12:323-324, 1989) as it has all the same
characters including a subterminal bursa; but differs
only in having a greater length to width ratio ('a'
ratio), being very long and slender. Consequently,
Rhadiaphelenchus cocophilus is designated
Bursaphelenchus cocophilus. Please
refer to that species page.
Naturally infects coconut and oil palms, can be artificially
inoculated into cabbage palm and a few others.
Host Plant Resistance, Non-hosts
Baujard, P. 1989. Remarques sur les genres des sous-familles Bursaphelenchinae
Paramonov, 1964 et Rhadinaphelenchinae Paramonov, 1964 (Nematoda:
Aphelenchoididae.Revue de Nematologie 12:323-324