Forest pathogens and other pests

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Armillaria mellea

Other scientific names: Agaricus melleus Vahl; Agaricus sulphureus Weinm.; Armillaria mellea var. glabra Gillet; Armillaria mellea var. maxima Barla; Armillaria mellea var. minor Barla; Armillaria mellea var. sulphurea (Weinm.) Fr.; Armillariella mellea (Vahl) P. Karst.; Clitocybe mellea (Vahl) Ricken; Lepiota mellea (Vahl) J.E. Lange Phylum, Order and Family: Basidiomycota: Agaricales: Marasmiaceae
Common names: Armillaria root disease; honey mushroom; shoestring root rotAnoplophora glabripennis

Botryosphaeria dothidea

Other scientific names: Caumadothis dothidea (Moug.) Petr.; Dothiorella mali var. fructans Dearn.; Sphaeria dothidea Moug.
Phylum, Order and Family: Ascomycota: Dothideales: Botryosphaeriaceae
Common names: Botryosphaeria canker

Mycosphaerella pini

Other scientific names: Cytosporina septospora Dorog.; Dothistroma pini Hulbary; Dothistroma pini var. keniense M.H. Ivory [as ‘keniensis’]; Dothistroma pini var. lineare Thyr & C.G. Shaw; Dothistroma septosporum (Dorog.) M. Morelet [as ‘septospora’]; Dothistroma septosporum var. keniense (M.H. Ivory) B. Sutton; Dothistroma septosporum var. lineare (Thyr & D.E. Shaw) B. Sutton; Dothistroma septosporum var. septosporum (Dorog.) M. Morelet; Eruptio pini (Rostr.) M.E. Barr; Mycosphaerella pini (A. Funk & A.K. Parker) Arx; Scirrhia pini A. Funk & A.K. Parker; Septoria septospora (Dorog.) Arx; Septoriella septospora (Dorog.) Sacc.
Phylum, Order and Family: Ascomycota: Capnodiales: Mycosphaerellaceae
Common names: pine needle blight; dothistroma needle blight; needle fungus; red band needle blight

Phytophthora ramorum

Phylum, Order and Family: Oomycota: Pythiales: Pythiaceae
Common names: sudden oak death (SOD); sudden oak death syndrome (SODS); ramorum blight; ramorum dieback; ramorum leaf blight; ramorum shoot blight

Other pests

Bursaphelenchus xylophilus

Other scientific names: Aphelenchoides xylophilus Steiner & Buhrer; Bursaphelenchus lignicolus Mamiya & Kiyohara
Order and Family: Tylenchida: Aphelenchoididae
Common names: pine wood nematode; pine wilt nematode; pine wilt disease

last updated:  Friday, February 23, 2018