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Texas Phoenix palm decline
Candidatus Phytoplasma 16SrIV-D

Texas Phoenix palm decline (Candidatus Phytoplasma 16SrIV-D) is a phytoplasm of palm trees.

Texas Phoenix palm decline is a fatal, systemic disease that kills palms quickly. Leaves of infected palms turn brown and fall off. Premature fruit drop is an early symptom of TPPD. Virtually all the fruit drops at one time from the affected tree.