Yellow laminated butt rot of poplars

Yellow laminated butt rot of poplars - <em>P. populnea</em> fruiting body on a cut log
  • Latin name: Pholiota populnea (Pers.:Fr.) Kuyper & Tjall.-Beukers
  • French name: Carie jaune annelée du peuplier
  • Division: Basidiomycota
  • Class: Agaricales
Description

Micro-habitat(s)

Trunk

Distribution

Canada

Damage, symptoms and biology

Although no detailed decay-volume loss studies have been conducted, P. populnea is thought to cause more loss than any other decay fungus on cottonwood.

Other information

The fungus seems to be most damaging in living trees, only remaining active in stumps and logs for a few years following harvest.

Canadian Forest Service Publications

Yellow laminated butt rot of poplars

Information on host(s)

Main host(s)

Black cottonwood, Lombardy poplar

Photos
  • Yellow laminated butt rot of poplars P. populnea fruiting body on a cut log
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