Diseases and Other Organisms

Key CodeScientific NameCommon Name
2Cryphonectria parasiticaChestnut Blight
* 1, 2, 3* Geosmithia morbidaThousand Cankers Disease
1, 2, 3, 4Myxobolus cerebralisWhirling Disease
* 2* Nectria sppBeech Bark Disease Complex
* 1, 3* Phakopsora spp.Soybean Rust
* 1* Phytophthora ramorumSudden Oak Death
* 1, 3* Plum Pox Potyvirus, D StrainPlum Pox
2, 4Pseudogymnoascus destructansWhite-Nose Syndrome
1, 3Puccinia hemerocallidisDaylily Rust
* 1, 2, 3* Raffaelea lauricolaLaurel Wilt

Key:

* Red Alert species: Species not yet established in Maryland but considered to be of high risk.

  1. Currently Regulated by state and/or federal law
  2. Widely recognized by biologists and natural resource managers to degrade natural resources and/or negatively impact native species
  3. Known to have a negative economic impact on agricultural or natural resources
  4. Known or potential negative impacts on human (or animal) health