sap stain

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A stain (often bluish-grey) of the sapwood in freshly cut timber, caused by any of several types of fungi (e.g. Penicillium, Ceratocystis, Cladosporium). The mechanical strength of the timber is usually little affected.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry — Ecology and Conservation.

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