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Fungi of the genus Nectria s.l. (Bionectriaceae, Nectriaceae, Hypocreales, Ascomycota) in Bulgaria and their phytopathological significance.

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The authors report occurrence, spread, ecotrophic demands and phytopathological significance of 14 species of fungi of genus Nectria s.l., known so far from the territory of Bulgaria. Species Bionectria ochroleuca, Cosmospora aurantiicola, Haematonectria haematococca, Nectria aurantiaca, N. coryli, Neonectria punicea and N. ramulariae can be included amongst rarely occurring fungi of genus Nectria s.l. in Bulgaria. As the first finds, we present species Cosmospora coccinea, C. purtonii, Nectria aurantiaca, N. coryli, Neonectria fuckeliana and N. punicea, these species have not been reported so far from the territory of Bulgaria. Several species of fungi of genus Nectria s.l. cause significant infections of forest trees. The authors describe species Neonectria coccinea, N. ditissima and N. galligena as significant pathogens causing beech bark disease. On conifers, Neonectria fuckeliana is reported.