Origin: North and Central America
First finding in Slovenia: 1972
Pathways: Transported with fruits. Spores are secondary spreading with wind and rain.
Possible to identify:
Status in Slovenia: This disease has in recent years spread to the Karst region, from where it was not known before. Most affected are pine trees in moist localities.
Similar species: Mycosphaerella dearnessii, Cyclaneusma minus, Diplodia pinea, Lophodermium seditiosum.