Role of Armillaria in the Decline of Silver Fir in the Vosges and the Massif Central (Short Report)

  • C. Delatour
  • J. J. Guillaumin


It is common for foresters to observe the presence of Armillaria mycelium on dying silver firs in declining forests. However its significance is often not clear. Is the fungus acting as a pathogen or as an opportunist close to the limits of sapro-phytism?


Radial Growth Small Root Root Bark Vigorous Tree Limited Lesion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Delatour
    • 1
  • J. J. Guillaumin
    • 2
  1. 1.Equipe Pathologie ForestièreINRA — Centre de NancyChampenouxFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire de MycologieINRA — Centre de Clermont-Ferrand-TheixClermont-Ferrand CedexFrance

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