First report of Phytophthora ramorum in Spain
In February 2002, surveys for Phytophthora ramorum (EPPO Alert list) were conducted in several nurseries in Mallorca (Islas Baleares, Spain) on rhododendron. Two consignments of rhododendron pot plants from Palma and Santa Maria del Camí showing symptoms of twig blight and necrotic spot on leaf tips and margins were found. P. ramorum was isolated and identified. The mating type was identified as being A1. This is the first report of P. ramorum in Spain.
Moralejo, E. (2002) First report of Phytophthora ramorum on Rhododendron sp. in Spain. Plant Disease 86(9), 1052.