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Atropellis piniphila
(twig blight of pine)

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Atropellis piniphila (twig blight of pine)

Summary

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  • 05 December 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Atropellis piniphila
  • Preferred Common Name
  • twig blight of pine
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Fungi
  •     Phylum: Ascomycota
  •       Subphylum: Pezizomycotina
  •         Class: Leotiomycetes
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Atropellis piniphila (Weir) M.L. Lohman & E.K. Cash 1940

Preferred Common Name

  • twig blight of pine

Other Scientific Names

  • Atropellis arizonica M.L. Lohman & E.K. Cash 1940
  • Cenangium piniphilum Weir 1921

International Common Names

  • English: branch canker of pine; canker: pine; trunk canker of pine

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Kiefernrindenkrebs; Krebs: Kiefer

EPPO code

  • ATRPPP (Atropellis piniphila)

Taxonomic Tree

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

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: 30 Jun 2021
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Europe

AustriaAbsent
BelgiumAbsent
SloveniaAbsent
United KingdomAbsent

North America

CanadaPresent, Localized
-AlbertaPresent, WidespreadNative
-British ColumbiaPresent, WidespreadNative
-Northwest TerritoriesPresentNative
-SaskatchewanPresentNative
United StatesPresent, Localized
-AlabamaPresentNative
-ArizonaPresentNative
-IdahoPresentNative
-MontanaPresentNative
-New MexicoPresentNative
-North CarolinaPresentNative
-OregonPresentNative
-South DakotaPresentNative
-TennesseePresentNative
-WashingtonPresentNative

Growth Stages

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Vegetative growing stage

List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Leaves / yellowed or dead
Stems / canker on woody stem
Stems / discoloration of bark

Plant Trade

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Plant parts liable to carry the pest in trade/transportPest stagesBorne internallyBorne externallyVisibility of pest or symptoms
Bark Yes Yes Pest or symptoms usually visible to the naked eye
Stems (above ground)/Shoots/Trunks/Branches Yes Yes Pest or symptoms usually visible to the naked eye
Wood Yes Yes Pest or symptoms usually visible to the naked eye
Plant parts not known to carry the pest in trade/transport
Bulbs/Tubers/Corms/Rhizomes
Flowers/Inflorescences/Cones/Calyx
Fruits (inc. pods)
Leaves
Roots
Seedlings/Micropropagated plants
True seeds (inc. grain)

References

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Baranyay JA, Szabo T, Hunt K, 1973. Effect of Atropellis canker on growth and utilization of lodgepole pine. Information Report - Forestry Service, Canada No. BC-X-86

Boyce JC, 1961. Forest Pathology. New York, USA: McGraw Hill, 244-255

CABI, 1981. Distribution Maps of Plant Diseases No. 543 (edition 1). Wallingford, UK: CAB International

CABI/EPPO, 1998. Distribution maps of quarantine pests for Europe (edited by Smith IM, Charles LMF). Wallingford, UK: CAB International, xviii + 768 pp

Conners IL, 1967. An annotated index of plant diseases in Canada and fungi recorded on plants in Alaska, Canada and Greenland. Research Branch, Canada Department of Agriculture, Publ. 1251

Diller JD, 1962. Differentiation of three Atropellis species, based on gross cultural characteristics. Phytopathology, 52:1217-1218

EPPO, 1990. Specific quarantine requirements. EPPO Technical Documents, No. 1008. Paris, France: European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization

EPPO, 2014. PQR database. Paris, France: European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization. http://www.eppo.int/DATABASES/pqr/pqr.htm

EU, 2000. Council Directive 2000/29/EC of 8 July 2000 on protective measures against the introduction into the Member States of organisms harmful to plant or plant products. Official Journal of the European Communities, No L169, 1-112

Hopkins JC, 1963. Atropellis canker of lodgepole pine. Etiology, symptoms and canker growth rate. Canadian Journal of Botany, 41:1535-1545

Lohman ML, Cash EK, 1940. Atropellis spp. from pine cankers in the United States. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences, 30:255-262

Reid J, Funk A, 1966. The genus Atropellis, and a new genus of the Helotiales associated with branch cankers of western hemlock. Mycologia, 58:417-439

Smith IM, McNamara DG, Scott PR, Holderness M, 1997. Quarantine pests for Europe. Second Edition. Data sheets on quarantine pests for the European Union and for the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization. Quarantine pests for Europe. Second Edition. Data sheets on quarantine pests for the European Union and for the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization., Ed. 2:vii + 1425 pp.; many ref

USDA, 1963. Atropellis canker of pine. In: Internationally dangerous forest tree diseases. Miscellaneous Publication of the Forest Service, US Department of Agriculture No. 939, 84-85

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