canker stain


: a disease of plane trees caused by a fungus (Endoconidiophora fimbriata platani) and marked by bluish black or reddish brown discoloration which forms a radial pattern beneath elongate blackened cankers on the trunk and less frequently on the branches

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“Canker stain.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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