Canadian Forest Service Publications

Leptomelanconium pinicola comb. nov. and associated needle blight of pines. 1985. Hunt, R.S. Canadian Journal of Botany 63(6): 1157-1159.

Year: 1985

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 2511

Language: English

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Examination of herbarium records indicates that needle fungi identified as Stilbospora pinicola, Gloeocoryneum cinereum, and Leptomelanconium cinereum are the same and their characteristics fit the genus Leptomelanconium. For this group I propose the name Leptomelanconium pinicola (Berk. & Curtis) R.S. Hunt comb. now. This fungus is associated with a severe needle blight of ponderosa and lodgepole pines in western Canada and western United States.