Cryptomyces maximus rediscovered in Finland after 99 years

Authors: Rämä, Teppo
Journal: Karstenia, Volume 56 (2016), Issue 1-2, pages 55-60.
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Key words: Ascomycota, fungal parasitism, Rhytismataceae, Twig Girdling, Willow Blister

Abstract: Cryptomyces maximus is a conspicuous ascomycete, which is easy to identify due to its characteristic ecology and morphological appearance. The fungus was found in three locations in the northwesternmost part of the country, 99 years after the first find in Southern Finland in 1913. Four recent records made in Northern Norway are also published. The host range of the fungus is expanded with three willow species.