Zeatylenchus Zhao, Davies, Alexander & Riley, 2013
The genus name does not imply an affiliation with plants of the
genus Zea but rather to the country of the type locality, New
(Zhao et al., 2013)
Recovered from the leaves of Pittosporum tenuifolium fron the North
Island of New Zealand. Nematodes did not form galls in the leaves (Zhao et
Feeding endoparasitically in the mesophyll of leaves without
Has only been recovered from leaf tissue and has not been found in soil
under the host plant.
Non-specific brown ot yellow chlorotic spots on the leves of Pittosporum
(Zhao et al., 2013).
Zhao, Z.Q., Davies, K.A., Alexander, B.J.R., Riley, I.T. 2013.
Zeatylenchus pittosporum gen. n. , sp. n. (Tylenchida: Anguinata), from
leaves of Pittosporum tenuifolium (Pittosporaceae) in New Zealand. Nematology