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[mass noun] A common fungal disease of trees and shrubs, appearing as numerous minute pink or dark red cushion-like bodies on the twigs and branches and causing dieback.
- ‘It succeeds in ordinary garden soil but is susceptible to Coral Spot fungus.’
- ‘The cause is coral spot disease which affects many species of woody plants, although it is rare on conifers.’
- ‘Seed collection from this tree is a struggle as the fungal disease black coral spot destroys many of the seeds.’
- ‘A pile of logs at the crossroads of tracks at Wilderness Plantation is peppered with the fruiting bodies of coral spot fungus.’
- ‘Plants are susceptible to coral spot fungus, especially if the wood is not properly ripened due to insufficient summer heat.’
- ‘This is coral spot, a fungus which mainly attacks dead parts of woody plants, but may spread to live wood if not pruned out.’
- ‘Check trees and shrubs for pink or reddish-orange spots on the bark a sign of coral spot.’
- ‘However, Nectria cinnabarina, coral spot canker, is the cause of a similar canker fungi found on honey locust, apple trees in orchards, and black locust trees.’
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