The association of Eupropolella vaccinii (Rehm) v. Höhn. and winter mortality of some ericaceous plants

Authors: Kurkela, Timo
Journal: Karstenia, Volume 14 (1974), pages 97-101.
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Abstract:  Ericaceous shrubs (Vaccinium vitis-idaea and Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) were killed by a snow blight during the winter. In the fall ascocarps of Eupropolella vaccinii were found on the leaves of shrubs which had died during the previous winter. When dead branches containing the fungus were used as inoculum, the disease was transferred to the healthy shrubs. In one more thoroughly studied case the communities of V. vitisidaea died within 4-5 years.