Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Gremmeniella abietina

Gremmeniella abietina (Lagerberg) Morelet, 1969

scleroderris canker, brunchorstia disease

on Pinus, etc.


Leaf spots with pycnidia and rarely) apothecia. Apothecia 0.5-1.2 mm, black; asci 99-127 µm, 8-spore; spores 5-6 x 15-20 µm, 2-3-septate. The infestatation causes a general disease pattern, with dead buds, bark cankers, dying branches (especially current-year branches), browning and dropping of needles.

host plants

Pinaceae, monophagous

Abies; Larix; Picea abies; Pinus nigra, sylvestris, wallichiana; Pseudotsuga.


Ascocalyx abietina (Lagerberg) Schläpfer-Bernhard, 1969; Brunchorstia pinea (Karsten) von Höhnel, 1925.


Brandenburger (1985a: 19), Cech (2012a), Karadžić & Milijašević (2008a), Müller & Dorworth (1983a), Ogris (201a).

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