Canadian Forest Service Publications

Studies of hypodermataceous needle diseases. II. Lirula brevispora sp. nov., causing needle blight of spruce. 1969. Ziller, W.G. Canadian Journal of Botany 47(2): 261-262.

Year: 1969

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 28028

Language: English

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DOI: 10.1139/b69-037

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A new pathogen of spruce (Picea spp.) needles is described. Although difficult to distinguish macroscopically from similar parasites, its short ascospores facilitate identification under the microscope. Its geographic distribution and importance as a cause of needle blight are still uncertain.