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Dwarf Mistletoe as a Host for Brown Felt Blight in California. Robert F. Scharpf, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1960 Addison St., Berkeley, CA 94704. Plant Dis. 70:798-799. Accepted for publication 31 March 1986. This article is in the public domain and not copyrightable. It may be freely reprinted with customary crediting of the source. The American Phytopathological Society, 1986. DOI: 10.1094/PD-70-798.

The brown felt blight fungus (Herpotrichia juniperi) was found colonizing shoots of dwarf mistletoe (Arceuthobium abietinum f. sp. magnificae) growing on Abies magnificae in the higher elevations of the southern Cascades in California. The fungus was found only where deep snowpacks persist for a long time. Except for this report and one on Primula sp., the fungus is known to colonize only coniferous species.