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Pezicula malicorticis
(apple anthracnose)



Pezicula malicorticis (apple anthracnose)


  • Last modified
  • 19 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Pezicula malicorticis
  • Preferred Common Name
  • apple anthracnose
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Fungi
  •     Phylum: Ascomycota
  •       Subphylum: Pezizomycotina
  •         Class: Leotiomycetes
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Pezicula malicorticis (H.Jackson) Nannf.

Preferred Common Name

  • apple anthracnose

Other Scientific Names

  • Cryptosporiopsis curvispora (Peck) Gremmen
  • Cryptosporiopsis malicorticis (CORDLEY) NANNF.
  • Cryptosporiopsis perennans (ZELLER & CHILDS) WOLLENW.
  • Gloeosporium malicorticis Cordley
  • Gloeosporium perennans Zeller & Childs
  • Macrophoma curvispora
  • Neofabraea malicorticis H.Jackson
  • Neofabraea perennans Kienholz

International Common Names

  • English: anthracnose: apple; apple storage rot; fruit rot: apple; storage rot: apple
  • Spanish: antracnosis de las manzanas
  • French: anthracnose du pecher; anthracnose du poirier; anthracnose du pommier; chancre annuel de l'Oregon; chancre perennant de l'Oregon; chancre perennant du pommier; pourriture concentrique du pommier

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Fruchtfaeule: Apfel; Lagerfaeule: Apfel

EPPO code

  • PEZIMA (Pezicula malicorticis)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Fungi
  •         Phylum: Ascomycota
  •             Subphylum: Pezizomycotina
  •                 Class: Leotiomycetes
  •                     Subclass: Leotiomycetidae
  •                         Order: Helotiales
  •                             Family: Dermateaceae
  •                                 Genus: Pezicula
  •                                     Species: Pezicula malicorticis

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 23 Apr 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes


ZimbabwePresent, WidespreadEPPO (2020)


DenmarkPresent, WidespreadEPPO (2020)
EstoniaPresentEPPO (2020)
FinlandPresent, LocalizedEPPO (2020)
FrancePresent, WidespreadEPPO (2020)
GermanyPresent, WidespreadEPPO (2020)
IrelandPresent, WidespreadEPPO (2020)
ItalyPresentCameldi et al. (2016); EPPO (2020)
LithuaniaPresentEPPO (2020)
NetherlandsPresent, WidespreadEPPO (2020)
NorwayPresent, WidespreadEPPO (2020)
PolandPresent, WidespreadEPPO (2020)
RussiaPresent, LocalizedEPPO (2020)
-Russia (Europe)Present, LocalizedEPPO (2020)
SwedenPresent, WidespreadEPPO (2020)
SwitzerlandPresent, LocalizedEPPO (2020)
United KingdomPresent, WidespreadEPPO (2020)
-EnglandPresent, WidespreadEPPO (2020)
-Northern IrelandPresentEPPO (2020)

North America

CanadaPresent, LocalizedEPPO (2020)
-British ColumbiaPresentEPPO (2020)
-Nova ScotiaPresentEPPO (2020)
United StatesPresent, LocalizedEPPO (2020)
-CaliforniaPresentEPPO (2020)
-IllinoisPresentEPPO (2020)
-MainePresentEPPO (2020)
-MassachusettsPresentEPPO (2020)
-NebraskaPresentEPPO (2020)
-OklahomaPresentEPPO (2020)
-OregonPresentEPPO (2020)
-WashingtonPresentEPPO (2020)


AustraliaPresent, LocalizedEPPO (2020)
-Western AustraliaPresentEPPO (2020)
New ZealandPresent, WidespreadEPPO (2020)

Growth Stages

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