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_MG_5620 Xanthomonas populi

Observed: 28th January 2012 By: miked
iSpot team
Fungi and Lichens expert

Is this canker on Populus tremula caused by this bacteria?


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Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


Refugee's picture

I aggree

It looks right. In parts of the world where Poplar is grown for timber it can be a menace to put it mildly.
There are rather a lot of sickly looking trees in the background of your first photo.


dejayM's picture

Panel game

I am no expert in these matters but there is insufficient evidence in the picture and Description for us to be certain. I came because this Observation is in the doldrums - no complete ID panel, no likely and, probably, in the wrong group.
Of course Xanthomonas is not in the UKSI Dictionary so the panel would never form. I wondered whether to offer a higher level ID but ran into difficulties breaching the Bacteria-Fungi barrier
See http://www.invasive.org/browse/detail.cfm?imgnum=0725023