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Leptographium pini-densiflorae sp. nov. from Japanese red pine

  • Hayato Masuya
  • Michael J. Wingfield
  • Shigeru Kaneko
  • Yuichi Yamaoka
Original Papers


ALeptographium species was isolated from deadPinus densiflora at six sites in Japan. The fungus is morphologically most similar toL. lundbergii but could be distinguished from that species by its short stipes, primary branches of conidiophores, and conidia with a rounded to sub-truncate base. In addition, the colony morphology, growth rate and tolerance to the antibiotic cycloheximide of theLeptographium species andL. lundbergii differed markedly. Here we describe the fungus as a new species,Leptographium pini-densiflorae.

Key Words

blue-stain fungi Leptographium pini-densiflorae Pinus densiflora 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hayato Masuya
    • 1
  • Michael J. Wingfield
    • 2
  • Shigeru Kaneko
    • 3
  • Yuichi Yamaoka
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Plant Pathology and Mycology, Institute of Agriculture and ForestryUniversity of TsukubaTsukuba, IbarakiJapan
  2. 2.Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI)University of PretoriaPretoriaSouth Africa
  3. 3.Forestry and Forest Products Research InstituteInashiki, IbarakiJapan

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