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Red Rot of Ponderosa Pine (FIDL)Author(s): Stuart R. Andrews
Source: Forest Insect & Disease Leaflet 123. [Denver, CO:] U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station
Publication Series: Forest Insect and Disease Leaflet (FIDL)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionRed rot caused by the fungus Polyporus anceps Peck is the most important heart rot of ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Laws.) in the Southwest (in Arizona and New Mexico), the Black Hills of South Dakota, and some localities in Colorado, Montana, and Idaho. It causes only insignificant losses to this species elsewhere in the West. The red rot fungus rarely attacks other living conifers, but it is a common scavenger of dead softwood material throughout North America.
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CitationAndrews, Stuart R. 1971. Red Rot of Ponderosa Pine (FIDL). Forest Insect & Disease Leaflet 123. [Denver, CO:] U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station
KeywordsFungi, decline, mortality.
- Fire ecology of ponderosa pine and the rebuilding of fire-resilient ponderosa pine ecosystems
- Ponderosa pine ecosystems
- Ecology of southwestern ponderosa pine forests
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