Cronartiaceae

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Cronartiaceae
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Cronartium ribicola on Western White Pine
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Urediniomycetes
Order: Uredinales
Family: Cronartiaceae
Dietel (1900)
Type genus
Cronartium
Fr. (1815)
Genera

Cronartium
Endocronartium
Peridermium

The Cronartiaceae are a family of rust fungi in the order Uredinales.

They are heteroecious rusts with two alternating hosts, typically a pine and a flowering plant, and up to five spore stages. Many of the species are plant diseases of major economic importance, causing significant damage and (in some cases) heavy mortality in conifers.

References[edit]

  • Hiratsuka, Y. et al. (1991). Rusts of pine. Proceedings of the IUFRO Rusts of Pine Working Party Conference. Forestry Canada Information Report NOR-X-317.

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