Valsa sordida

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Valsa sordida
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Sordariomycetes
Order: Diaporthales
Family: Valsaceae
Genus: Valsa
Species: V. sordida
Binomial name
Valsa sordida
Nitschke (1870)[1]

Engizostoma sordidum (Nitschke) Kuntze (1898)[2]

Valsa sordida is a species of fungus within the Valsaceae family. A plant pathogen, it causes dieback of small branches and twigs of broad-leaved trees, usually poplar. It is found in Africa, Australasia, Europe, and North and South America. The anamorph is Cytospora chrysopserma.[4]


  1. ^ Nitscke T. (1870). Pyrenomycetes Germanici. 2. Breslau, Germany: Eduard Trewendt. p. 203. 
  2. ^ Kuntze O. (1898). Revisio generum plantarum (in German). 3. Leipzig, Germany: A. Felix. p. 475. 
  3. ^ "Valsa sordida Nitschke 1870". MycoBank. International Mycological Association. Retrieved 2012-03-31. 
  4. ^ Smith IM, Dunez J, Phillips DH, Lelliott RA, Archer SA (2009). European Handbook of Plant Diseases. John Wiley and Sons. p. 320. ISBN 978-1-4443-1418-2. 

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