Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Fusarium circinatum

Fusarium circinatum Nirenberg & O’Donnell, 1998

pine pitch cancer

on Pinus


The fungus causes extensive, strongly resious stem cankers and dieback of branches. Pictures of conidia, perithecia and ascospores in Pfenning ao. Made it appearance in southern Europa around the beginning of the century, seriously threatening foretry.

host plants

Pinaceae, monophagous


distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Fernández-Fernández, Naves, Musolin, ao (2019a), Mitchell, Steenkamp, Coutinho & Wingfield (2011a), Pfenning, da Silva Costa, Pereira de Melo ao (2014a).

Last modified 19.iv.2020