Species Factsheet

Seiridium cardinale

Details

Complete name: Seiridium cardinale (Wagener) Sutton et Gibson (1972)
Taxonomy: Fungi » Ascomycota » Sordariomycetes » Xylariales » Amphisphaeriaceae » Seiridium cardinale
Authors: Marie-Laure Desprez-Loustau
Last updated: November 5th, 2006

Common Names

Cypress canker.

Synonyms

Coryneum cardinale
Coryneum cardinale
Seiridium cardinale
Seiridium cardinale

Short Description

Seiridium cardinale is a micro-fungus that causes a lethal canker disease on cypress and other related conifers. The first evidence of the disease is a browning or reddening of the live bark around the point of entry of the pathogen. Subsequently, lentiform or elongated cankers develop that may girdle branches or stems of young plants, causing dieback and eventually whole-tree death.