Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Sphaeria coulteri

Sphaeria coulteri Peck, 1872

brown felt pine blight

on Pinus

parasite

During an extended snow cover a darkbrown-felty mycelium mass develops between the branches. fruting bodies up to 0.5 mm, asci 14-20 x 140-210 µ, spores 7-10 x 20-28 µm, 1-septate.

host plants

Pinaceae, monophagous

Pinus.

synonyms

Herpotrichia coulteri (Peck) Bose, 1961; Neopeckia coulteri (Peck) Saccardo,1883.

references

Brandenburger (1985a: 21).

Last modified 4.viii.2022