National Agricultural Pest Information System
Ohio State University
Cacao Moniliophthora Pod Rot
Cacao Moniliophthora Pod Rot (Monilia roreri) is a fungal pathogen of Cocoa. It is a native of South and Central America.
Moniliophthora roreri completes its entire life cycle on the pods in the tree. Damage caused by the disease varies from less than 25% in some regions to a total loss of production in other regions.