sudden oak death (Phytophthora ramorum ) on coast live oak (Quercus agrifolia ) - 1427063

sudden oak death
Phytophthora ramorum S. Werres, A.W.A.M. de Cock

Host: coast live oak (Quercus agrifolia Née)
Descriptor: Sign
Description: Showing Hypoxylon thouarsianum, a sapwood decay fungus that is also commonly isolated from Sudden Oak Death - affected oak trees, although it is also found on trees not affected by SOD. The presence of the half-dome-shaped fruiting bodies are indicative of advanced stages of SOD. Newly formed fruiting bodies are olive greenish or shiny black and release powdery green spores upon contact. Older fruiting bodies are dull black.
Image location: United States

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Name: Joseph O'Brien
Organization: USDA Forest Service
Country: United States

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Image uploaded on Monday, January 01, 1990
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