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Sydowia polyspora
(dieback of pine)



Sydowia polyspora (dieback of pine)


  • Last modified
  • 19 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Sydowia polyspora
  • Preferred Common Name
  • dieback of pine
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Fungi
  •     Phylum: Ascomycota
  •       Subphylum: Pezizomycotina
  •         Class: Dothideomycetes
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Sydowia polyspora (Bref. & Tav.) E.Müller

Preferred Common Name

  • dieback of pine

Other Scientific Names

  • Dothichiza ferruginosa SACC.
  • Dothichiza pythiophila (CORDA) PETRAK
  • Dothidea polyspora BREF. & TAVEL
  • Hormonema dematioides LAGERBERG & MELIN
  • Phoma pinicola (ZOPF) SACC.
  • Phoma pythiophila (CORDA) SACC.
  • Sclerophoma pithyophila (Corda) Höhnel
  • Sclerophoma pythiophila (CORDA) VON HOEHNEL
  • Sphaeropsis acicola LEV.
  • v (LEV.) SACC.

International Common Names

  • English: leaf blight of pine
  • Spanish: marchitez del pino
  • French: dépérissement du pin

EPPO code

  • SYDOPO (Sydowia polyspora)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Fungi
  •         Phylum: Ascomycota
  •             Subphylum: Pezizomycotina
  •                 Class: Dothideomycetes
  •                     Subclass: Dothideomycetidae
  •                         Order: Dothideales
  •                             Family: Dothioraceae
  •                                 Genus: Sydowia
  •                                     Species: Sydowia polyspora

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


KazakhstanPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)


ItalyPresentTinivella et al. (2014)
PolandPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
SwedenPresentCABI (Undated)

North America

CanadaPresentCABI (Undated)
-QuebecPresentCABI (Undated)

Distribution References

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

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

Tinivella F, Dani E, Minuto G, Minuto A, 2014. First report of Sydowia polyspora on Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis) in Italy. Plant Disease. 98 (2), 281. DOI:10.1094/PDIS-06-13-0658-PDN

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