EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 01 - 2010 Num. article: 2010/019

First report of Cylindrocladium buxicola in Spain

In 2008, severe defoliation was observed on potted plants of Buxus sempervirens cv. ‘Suffruticosa’ (2 to 3 year-old) in a nursery of Galicia, in Spain. Affected plants showed dark brown to black spots on the leaves and black streaks on the stems. In this nursery, approximately 60% of the Buxus plants were affected and had finally been defoliated. Several diseased plants (10) were collected in September 2008 and tested in the laboratory. Results confirmed the presence of Cylindrocladium buxicola (formerly EPPO Alert List). This is the first report of C. buxicola in Spain.


Pintos Varela C, González Penalta B, Mansilla Vázquez JP, Aguín Casal O (2009) First report of Cylindrocladium buxicola on Buxus sempervirens in Spain. Plant Disease 93(6), p 668.