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White Pine Blister Rust

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White pine blister rust -
Scientific Name:
Cronartium ribicola A. Dietr. (ITIS; name is accepted but unverified)
Common Name:
White pine blister rust (WPBR)
White Pine blister rust; host limber pine USDA, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region
Native To:
Asia (Maloy 2001)
Date of U.S. Introduction:
Around 1900 (Maloy 2001)
Means of Introduction:
Accidentally introduced on white pine seedlings imported from Europe (Maloy 2001)
Fungal disease of five-needle (white) pines (Maloy 2001)

Distribution/Maps/Survey Status



Selected Resources

The section below contains selected highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source. To view all related content for this species, click on "View all resources for species" in the top left of this page.


Nature Conservancy. Don't Move Firewood.
IUCN. Species Survival Commission. Invasive Species Specialist Group.
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.

International Government

Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service.

State and Local Government

Idaho Department of Lands.
See also: Forester Forums for more fact sheets

Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry. Maine Forest Service.

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
See also: Tree Notes for more fact sheets


American Phytopathological Society.
Plant Management Network. Plant Health Progress.