A study of brown root rot, caused by P. noxius, in Vanuatu during 1987-92 demonstrated that a number of species, including 13 indigenous and exotic trees were susceptible to the disease when planted in close proximity to large pieces of infected wood. Symptoms of the disease and the course of the disease are reported and lists of hosts and new hosts given. The study also established that Vanuatu whitewood (Endospermum medullosum) was highly resistant to the disease.
Ivory, M.H. New host records for Phellinus noxius in Vanuatu. FAO Plant Protection Bulletin (1993) 41 (1) 37-38.