Needle cast (Bifusella linearis)
- Latin name: Bifusella linearis (Peck) Höhn.
- French name: Rouge (Bifusella linearis)
- Division: Ascomycota
- Class: Rhytismatales
- Synonym(s): Hypodermium effusum Schwein.,
Lophodermium lineare (Peck) Ellis & Everh.
United States, Canada
This fungus is widely distributed throughout the range of its hosts in B.C.
Damage, symptoms and biology
Long, black, shiny fruiting bodies form on needles.
Canadian Forest Service Publications
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