EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 03 - 2012 Num. article: 2012/059

First report of Cylindrocladium buxicola in the Czech Republic

In August 2010, dark brown spots were observed on the leaves of Buxus sempervirens cv. 'Suffruticosa' and B. microphylla in a nursery in the northwest part of Moravia, Czech Republic. The symptoms observed on the leaves were consistent with those of Cylindroclarium buxicola (formerly EPPO Alert List) found in other countries on Buxus spp., but black streaks on the stems were not recorded. The causal agent of the disease was identified as C. buxicola. In addition to C. buxicola, the presence of Volutella buxi was observed on diseased leaves. This is the first time that C. buxicola is reported on B. sempervirens cv. 'Suffruticosa' and on B. microphylla in the Czech Republic.


Šafránková I, Kmoch M, Holková L (2012) First report of Cylindrocladium buxicola on box in the Czech Republic. New Disease Reports 25, 5. http://dx.doi.org/10.5197/j.2044-0588.2012.025.005