Ciborinia camelliae occurs in Italy
Severe attacks of Ciborinia camelliae (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) have been reported in northern Italy, near lake Maggiore, in 2000 and 2001 on camellia plants. This is the first confirmed report of the fungus in Italy. The authors noted that it most probably occurs in other regions of Italy (Lazio, Toscana).
Garibaldi, A.; Gilardi, G.; Bertetti, D.; Gullino, M.L. (2001) Sulla presenza in Italia del marciume dei fiori di camellia causata da Ciborinia camelliae.
Informatore Fitopatologico, no. 10, 55-56.
Garibaldi, A.; Gilardi, G.; Bertetti, D.; Gullino, M.L. (2001) Proof for the occurrence of flower blight caused by Ciborinia camelliae in Italy.
Plant Disease, 85(8), p 924.