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Cryptodiaporthe corni (Golden Canker) Cryptodiaporthe corni (Golden Canker) later stages of the disease infecting the smaller branches of a Pagoda Dogwood (Cornus alternifolia). Cornus alternifolia,Cryptodiaporthe corni,Geotagged,Golden Canker,Pagoda Dogwood,Pagoda Dogwood Decline,Spring,United States Click/tap to enlarge

Cryptodiaporthe corni (Golden Canker)

Cryptodiaporthe corni (Golden Canker) later stages of the disease infecting the smaller branches of a Pagoda Dogwood (Cornus alternifolia).

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Golden canker (officially Cryptodiaporthe canker) is a visually distinct and increasingly common disease of alternate-leafed dogwoods such as pagoda dogwood. This disease can potentially be lethal if infections occur on the main trunk of a tree.

Initial symptoms of golden canker include wilting and death of leaves on infected branches, followed by branch dieback. Infected branch tissue turns a bright, golden-yellow color. Oftentimes orange spots will be visible scattered over this yellow.. more

Similar species: Diaporthales
Species identified by Gary B
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Uploaded Mar 14, 2019. Captured Jun 19, 2017 12:10 in 4408 Miller Rd, Barnum, MN 55707, USA.
  • SAMSUNG-SM-G930A
  • f/1.7
  • 1/33s
  • ISO160
  • 4.2mm