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The ascomycete fungus Phaeocryptopus gaeumannii is the causal organism of Swiss needle cast (SNC), a foliage disease of Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii). The disease was first described in forest plantations in Europe in the 1920s (Boyce 1940). It has since been determined that P. gaeumannii is…
Keywords: ascomycete fungus, Swiss needle cast (SNC), Phaeocryptopus gaeumannii
Source: In: Ramsey, A.; Palacios, P., comps. Proceedings of the 63rd Annual Western International Forest Disease Work Conference; 2015 Sept. 21-15; Newport, OR. p. 95-101.