Details on the situation of Phytophthora ramorum in Galicia, Spain
As already reported in EPPO RS 2003/133, Phytophthora ramorum (EPPO Alert List) was first found in Spain in 2002 in Baleares and then in Galicia. Studies were carried out in Galicia in 2003, more particularly in ornamental nurseries but also in parks and gardens. 82 nurseries were inspected and 267 samples of ornamental plants (and few forestry plants) were taken to the laboratory for identification, using morphological characteristics and PCR. In addition, 61 samples of Camellia japonica were collected in parks and gardens. P. ramorum was identified in 75 samples (all from ornamental nurseries) of Camellia japonica, Viburnum tinus and Rhododendron.
Pintos Varela, C.; Mansilla Vázquez, J.P.; Aguín Casal, O. (2004) Phytophthora ramorum nuevo patógeno en España sobre Camellia japonica y Viburnum tinus.
Boletín de Sanidad Vegetal – Plagas, 30(1), 97-111.