EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 10 - 1997 Num. article: 1997/184

First report of Puccinia horiana in Crete, Greece

In late winter 1995, a severe attack of Puccinia horiana (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) was observed on chrysanthemum grown in a glasshouse close to Fodele village in Heraklio, Crete (GR). Since then, the pathogen spread to other areas in the island, causing severe damage. It can be noted that the disease is absent in other parts of Greece. This is the first report of Puccinia horiana in Greece.


Vakalounakis, D.J. (1997) First record of Puccinia horiana on Dendranthema x morifolium in Greece.
Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin, 27(2) in press.