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Dogwood Anthracnose

Dogwood anthracnose - Invasive.orgScientific name: Discula destructiva Redlin (1991)

Common names: Dogwood anthracnose

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Native To: Unknown (Caetano-Anolles et al. 2001)

Date of U.S. Introduction: First detected in the late 1970s (Daughtrey et al. 1996)

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Means of Introduction: Unknown (Daughtrey et al. 1996)

Impact: Fungal disease of flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) and Pacific dogwood (Cornus nuttallii) trees (Daughtrey et al. 1996)

Current U.S. Distribution: Eastern U.S. and Pacific Northwest

Management Plans: Microbes

Selected Internet Resources:

Federal Government

How to Identify and Control Dogwood Anthracnose
USDA. FS. Northeastern Area.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Distribution; Controls

Dogwood Anthracnose and its Spread in the South
USDA. FS. Southern Region.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Distribution; Controls

Stressors of Hardwood Forests: Dogwood Anthracnose (Sep 1995)
USDA. FS. Forest Health Protection. Southern Region.
Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Distribution

Discula destructiva Article Citation Search - AGRICOLA Database
USDA. National Agricultural Library.
Research; Special Note: NAL Catalog Search (resources)

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State Government

Dogwood Anthracnose (Apr 2008; PDF | 245 KB)
Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Controls

Plant Protection: Dogwood Anthracnose
Georgia Department of Agriculture.
Identification/Description; Impacts; Controls

Dogwood Anthracnose - Maryland's Forests: A Health Report
Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Distribution

Dogwoods: Can Eastern Forests Function Without Them? (2007)
Fairfax County (Virginia).
Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Controls

Alternatives to Pesticides: Dogwood Anthracnose
Clark County (Washington). Environmental Services.
Photographs; Impacts; Controls

Dogwood Anthracnose - Integrated Pest Management Solutions for the Landscaping Professional (PDF | 100 KB)
Seattle Public Utilities (Washington). Green Gardening Program.
Identification/Description; Life Cycle; Controls

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University/Academic

Anthracnose of Tress and Shrubs: Various Fungi - Factsheet (PDF | 102 KB)
Cornell University. Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Life Cycle; Controls

Dogwood Anthracnose: A Threat to Flowering Dogwood (PDF | 2.6 MB)
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Distribution

Dogwood anthracnose - Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
Taxonomy; Photographs

Dogwood Anthracnose - HortAnswers
University of Illinois Extension.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Life Cycle; Controls

Dogwood Anthracnose - Plant Pathology Fact Sheet (Nov 2005; PDF | 248 KB)
University of Kentucky. Cooperative Extension Service.
Identification/Description; Photograhs; Introduction History; Controls

Dogwood anthracnose
University of Massachusetts Extension.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Life Cycle; Controls

Dogwood anthracnose - IPM Scouting in Woody Landscape Plants (PDF | 348 KB)
Michigan State University. Integrated Pest Management Program.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Dispersion; Controls

Diagnostic Facts: Dogwood Anthracnose (Mar 2002; PDF | 3.29 MB)
Michigan State University. Center for Integrated Plant Systems.
Photographs; Introduction History; Habitat; Controls

Discula "Dogwood" Anthracnose - Pest Fact Sheet 39 (PDF | 45 KB)
University of New Hampshire. Cooperative Extension.
Identification/Description; Illustrations; Distribution; Controls

Dogwood Anthracnose - Ornamental Diseases (May 2001)
Purdue University. Cooperative Extension Service.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Controls

Dogwood Anthracnose - Gardening in Western Washington
Washington State University Extension.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Controls

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International

Discula destructiva - Invasive Species Compendium
Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International (CABI).
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Controls

Dogwood anthracnose (Discula destructiva) in Ontario
Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Distribution

Dogwood anthracnose
Natural Resources Canada and Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Forest Invasive Alien Species.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Habitat

Discula destructiva (fungus) - ISSG Global Invasive Species Database
World Conservation Union. Invasive Species Specialist Group.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Dispersion; Controls

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Organizations

Dogwood Anthracnose Disease
The Nature Conservancy. Don't Move Firewood.
Photographs; Introduction History; Habitat

Citations

Caetano-Anolles, G., R.N. Trigiano, and M.T. Windham. 2001. Patterns of evolution in Discula fungi and the origin of dogwood anthracnose in North America, studied using arbitrarily amplified and ribosomal DNA. Current Genetics 39(5-6):346-354.

Daughtrey, M.L., C.R. Hibben, K.O. Britton, M.T. Windham, and S.C. Redlin. 1996. Dogwood anthracnose: understanding a disease new to North America. Plant Disease 80(4):349-358.

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