Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide


Phacidium infestans
(snow mould)



Phacidium infestans (snow mould)


  • Last modified
  • 20 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Phacidium infestans
  • Preferred Common Name
  • snow mould
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Fungi
  •     Phylum: Ascomycota
  •       Subphylum: Pezizomycotina
  •         Class: Leotiomycetes
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Phacidium infestans P.Karsten

Preferred Common Name

  • snow mould

Other Scientific Names

  • Phacidium abietis (Dearness) Reid & Cain
  • Phacidium pini-cembrae (Rehm) Terrier

International Common Names

  • English: snow blight of conifers
  • Spanish: podredumbre de las nieves de las coniferas
  • French: pourriture des neiges des coniferes

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Schneeschuette: Koniferen; Weisser: Kiefer Schneeschimmel

EPPO code

  • PHACIN (Phacidium infestans)
  • PHACPC (Phacidium pini-cembrae)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Fungi
  •         Phylum: Ascomycota
  •             Subphylum: Pezizomycotina
  •                 Class: Leotiomycetes
  •                     Subclass: Leotiomycetidae
  •                         Order: Helotiales
  •                             Family: Phacidiaceae
  •                                 Genus: Phacidium
  •                                     Species: Phacidium infestans

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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: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes


FinlandPresentCABI (Undated)
NorwayPresentCABI (Undated)
Union of Soviet Socialist RepublicsPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)

Distribution References

CABI Data Mining, Undated. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,

CABI, Undated. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

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