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Mycoflora of Pinus banksiana and Pinus resinosa needles. II. Epiphytic fungi. 1989. Legault, D.; Dessureault, M.; Laflamme, G. Canadian Journal of Botany 67: 2061-2065.

Year: 1989

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 14159

Language: English

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The epiphytic mycoflora isolated from healthy needles of Pinus banksiana and Pinus resinosa was investigated. Approximately 75% of the fungi were present on less than 5% of the needles. The number of different fungi per needle increased with needle age on both species, but more fungi were found on P. resinosa needles. The most frequently isolated species were common primary saprophytes nonspecific to Pinus: Alternaria alternata, Botrytis cinerea, Cladosporium cladosporioides, Cladosporium herbarum, Epicoccum purpurascens, and Hormonema dematioides. Aureobasidium microstictum, Penicilliurn brevicompactum, P. spinulosum, and Pithomyces chartarum are reported for the first time in the phylloplane of Pinus.