Pest Photo

Robert L. Anderson, USDA Forest Service,

Butternut canker

Ophiognomonia clavigignenti-juglandacearum

Butternut canker (Ophiognomonia clavigignenti-juglandacearum) is a fungal pathogen. It is a native of Asia and was first detected in Wisconsin in 1967.

Sirococcus clavigignenti-juglandacearum is a mitosporic fungus that causes a lethal canker disease of Butternut trees but can aparasitize other members of the Juglans genus.

For more information about this plant pest, see the CABI data sheet.