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Title: Fusiform Rust of Southern Pines
Author: Phelps, W. R.; Czabator, F. L.;
Source: Forest Insect & Disease Leaflet 26. [Broomall, PA:] U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Area State & Private Forestry
Publication Series: Forest Insect and Disease Leaflet (FIDL)
Description: Fusiform rust, caused by the fungus Cronartium fusiforme Hedg. & Hunt ex Cumm., is distributed in the Southern United States from Maryland to Florida and west to Texas and southern Arkansas. Infections by the fungus, which develops at or near the point of infection, result in tapered, spindle-shaped swells, called galls, on branches and stems of pines. (see photo).
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Phelps, W. R.; Czabator, F. L. 1978. Fusiform Rust of Southern Pines. Forest Insect & Disease Leaflet 26. [Broomall, PA:] U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Area State & Private Forestry
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