Ibipora lolii




Rev 04/03/2023

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         Ibipora lolii (Siviour, 1978) Siviour & McLeod, 1079


     Belonolaimus lolii Siviour, 1978; Morulaimus gigas Nobbs & Eyres, 1992

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Morphology and Anatomy:

Ibipora differs from Belonolaimus in having 4 lateral lines rather than 1, as well as differences in the amphid openings and oral aperture (Siviour and McLeod, 1979).







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Economic Importance:



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Ectoparasite mainly at root tip; nematode has long stylet.

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Reproduces on kikuyu grass (Pennisetum clandestinum), couch grass (Cynodon dactylon), perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) and sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)

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Life Cycle:

Ecophysiological Parameters:

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Causes stunting and poor growth on bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera), couch grass (Cynodon dactylon) and perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) which are variously used in sporting facilities such as golf courses, bowling greens, football stadiums and rece courses (Stirling et al., 2013),.


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Host Plant Resistance, Non-hosts and Crop Rotation alternatives:

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Additional Information and Resources

Australasian Plant Pathology Society Factsheets on Plant-parasitic Nematodes (Prepared by Dr. Graham R. Stirling)

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Stirling, G.R., A.M. Stirling, R.M. Giblin-Davis, W. Ye, D.L. Porazinska, J.M. Nobbs and K.J. Johnston. 2013. Distribution of southern sting nematode, Ibipora lolii (Nematoda: Belonolaimidae), on turfgrass in Australia and its taxonomic relationship to other belonolaimids. Nematology 15:401-415.


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Revised: April 03, 2023.