New records of Heterobasidion parviporum in China
Abstract:Twenty‐one basidiocarp specimens of Heterobasidion annosum s.l. were collected in six forest areas in western and central China, from host trees Picea schrenkiana, Abies fabri, Abies fargesii and Larix griffithii. Single‐spore cultures were isolated from the basidiocarps and identified by mating tests. All the specimens proved to belong to the species Heterobasidion parviporum. The results show that this fungus has a wide distribution in China. It seems to be a less aggressive pathogen in China than in Europe, although reliable data on the occurrence of Heterobasidion root rot in coniferous forests of China are so far lacking.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2006-08-01