EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 11 - 2005 Num. article: 2005/183

New outbreaks of Ceratocystis fimbriata f.sp. platani in France

In 2005, 3 new outbreaks of Ceratocystis fimbriata f.sp. platani (EPPO A2 list) were discovered on Platanus trees in France: first at Caussade (Tarn-et-Garonne) on city trees, then at Saint-Jory (Haute-Garonne) on trees growing 150 m away from a major canal (‘Canal du Midi’), and finally at Sorèze (Tarn) on trees bordering a canal leading to the ‘Canal du Midi’. Infected trees are being destroyed, as well as surrounding trees within a radius of 50 m. These are the first findings of C. fimbriata f.sp. platani in the region Midi-Pyrénées. So far the disease had only been reported in Provence, south of Rhône-Alpes and Languedoc-Roussillon.
The situation of Ceratocystis fimbriata f.sp. platani in France can be described as follows: Present, scattered outbreaks (Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Languedoc-Roussillon, Midi-Pyrénées), under official control.


Anonymous (2005) Phyto Régions. Midi-Pyrénées. Chancre coloré à Caussade, Saint-Jory et Sorèze. Phytoma – La Défense des Végétaux no. 585, p 4.

Service Régional de la Protection des Végétaux. Midi-Pyrénées website
Actualités. Communiqués de presse (2005-08-26 & 2005-07-17). http://www.srpv-midi-pyrenees.com