This book is the first single-source of taxonomic information on Leptographium species. Leptographium Species: Tree Pathogens, Insect Associates, and Agents of Blue-Stain covers all known species of the fungi. Detailed illustrations, comprehensive descriptions, and keys to the species will aid in the identification of this destructive fungi which is amongst the most important causal agents of sapstain in timber.
Most of these fungi are carried by bark beetles, and the complex ecology of the relationships between Leptographium and their vectors has intrigued plant pathologists, mycologists, entomologists, ecologists, and foresters for years. This single resource will help anyone working with lumber accurately identify all known species of these fungi.
Leptographium Species: Tree Pathogens, Insect Associates, and Agents of Blue-Stain
Anamorph Genera Similar to or Synonymous with Leptographium
Synnematous Anamorphs Associated with Leptographium
Teleomorph Genera Associated with Leptographium
Diseases Associated with Species of Leptographium
Black-Stain Root Disease
White Pine Root Decline (Procerum Root Disease)
Other Leptographium-Associated Diseases
Hosts and Geographic Distribution of Leptographium spp.
Working with Leptographium in the Laboratory
Culture Media for Leptographium
Species and Their Identification
Materials and Methods
Dichotomous Key to Species Based on Host and Morphology
Dichotomous Key to Species with Ophiostoma Teleomorphs
Synoptic Key to Leptographium spp.
Generic Description for Leptographium
L. abieticolensSpecies Not Included or of Dubious Validity
L. wageneri var. pseudotsugae
L. wageneri var. wageneri
APPENDIX A – List of Culture Collections and Herbaria Cited
"This carefully executed and well-presented monograph is sure to remain the standard work on these fungi for many decades..."
Publish Date: 2001
Format: 8.5" x 11" softcover
Images: 156 black and white images
Publication Weight: 2 lbs
By Karin Jacobs and Michael J. WingfieldLeptographium Species: Tree Pathogens, Insect Associates, and Agents of Blue-Stain