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Dogwood Anthracnose

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

Common name: 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)

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


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Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States - Dogwood Anthracnose
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.

Gallery of Pests - Dogwood Anthracnose Disease
Nature Conservancy. Don't Move Firewood.

Invasive Species Compendium - Discula destructiva
CAB International.

Plantwise Technical Factsheet - Anthracnose of Dogwood (Discula destructiva)
CABI. Plantwise Knowledge Bank.

Global Invasive Species Database - Discula destructiva (fungus)
IUCN. Species Survival Commission. Invasive Species Specialist Group.

Federal Government

How to Identify and Control Dogwood Anthracnose
USDA. FS. Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry.

Dogwood Anthracnose and its Spread in the South (PDF | 483 KB)
USDA. FS. Southern Region.
See also: Other Publications and Reports

International Government

Dogwood Anthracnose (Discula destructiva) in Ontario
Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service.

Forest Invasive Alien Species - Dogwood Anthracnose
Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service.

State Government

Fact Sheet: Dogwood Anthracnose (PDF | 245 KB)
Connecticut Agricultural Exper iment Station. Plant Disease Information Office.
See also: Publications - All CAES Factsheets for more resources

Dogwood Anthracnose - Integrated Pest Management Solutions for the Landscaping Professional (PDF | 100 KB)
Seattle Public Utilities (Washington). Green Gardening Program.
See also: IPM fact sheets for more diseases and pests.


Anthracnose Diseases of Dogwood (PDF | 313 KB)
University of Arkansas. Cooperative Extension Service.
See also: Common Disease Problems for more factsheets

Anthracnose of Flowering Dogwood (PDF | 424 KB)
Cornell University. Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County. Horticulture Diagnostic Laboratory.
See also: Tree and Shrub Disease for more fact sheets.

Dogwood Anthracnose - HortAnswers
University of Illinois Extension.

Dogwood Anthracnose - Plant Pathology Fact Sheet (Nov 2005; PDF | 205 KB)
University of Kentucky. Cooperative Extension Service.
See also: Woody Ornamentals for more fact sheets

Fact Sheets - Diseases: Dogwood Anthracnose
University of Massachusetts Extension. Landscape, Nursery, and Urban Forestry Program.

Diagnostic Facts: Dogwood Anthracnose (Mar 2002; PDF | 746 KB)
Michigan State University. Center for Integrated Plant Systems.
See also: Plant Diseases for more fact sheets.

Discula "Dogwood" Anthracnose - Pest Fact Sheet 39
University of New Hampshire. Cooperative Extension.

Pacific Northwest Plant Disease Management Handbook - Dogwood (Cornus spp.)-Anthracnose
Oregon State University. Extension Service.



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.

Redlin, S.C. 1991. Discula destructiva sp. nov., cause of dogwood anthracnose. Mycologia 83(5):633-642.

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