Cypress canker: a pandemic in progress.

  title={Cypress canker: a pandemic in progress.},
  author={Antonio Graniti},
  journal={Annual review of phytopathology},
Over the past 70 years a destructive blight of Cupressus macrocarpa and other Cupressaceae, caused by Seiridium cardinale, has spread worldwide from California, devastating forests, plantations, and ornamental cypresses. The epidemic has been particularly severe in the Mediterranean region, on C. sempervirens. A similar destructive blight induced by Lepteutypa cupressi, which caused serious losses to Monterey cypresses in East Africa in the 1940s, has now also spread to distant continents… CONTINUE READING
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