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Cryphonectria (Sacc.) Sacc. & D. Sacc. 1905
This a a small genus of fungi, originally thought to be similar to the genus Nectria. Economically the most important species is Cryphonectria parasitica which causes chestnut blight by infecting the bark and the cambium of the trunk. Most other species of Cryphonectria are saprobic or it is unknown if they are pathogenic. Among the characteristics of this genus are the small conidia (2-5 µm), mostly of uniform size.
Type species: Cryphonectria parasitica
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