White Pine Blister Rust Cronartium ribicola J.C. Fisch.Invasive    
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Pucciniomycetes   >   Order Pucciniales   >   Family Cronartiaceae   >   Genus Cronartium   


White Pine Blister Rust is regulated invasive species in Maryland (MISC 2022).


White Pine Blister Rust is a microscopic, pathogenic rust fungus that infects 5-needle pines (notably the wild Pinus strobus) and gooseberries (Ribes spp.). The fungus causes white blisters on pines and may kill some trees, particularly seedlings. The same fungus also causes leaf spots on gooseberries (Ribes spp.). The fungus must infect both hosts, in series, to complete its life cycle.

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