EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 03 - 1996 Num. article: 1996/51

Phytophthora fragariae var. rubi found in Chile

From October to December 1993, Phytophthora spp. were isolated from diseased raspberry plants collected from 18 plantations in Chile. Plantations were located along a north-south axis of 1000 km long, from Nogales to Osorno. The following Phytophthora species were found: Phytophthora fragariae var. rubi (EPPO A2 quarantine pest), P. megasperma, P. cryptogea and P. citricola. P. fragariae var. rubi was present in the central and southern part of the region studied. The authors pointed out that this is the first report of this pathogen in the southern hemisphere.


Wilcox, W.F.; Latorre, B.A. (1995) Identity and distribution of Phytophthora spp. causing root rot of raspberry in Chile.
Abstracts of presentations made at the 1995 APS annual meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1995-09-12/16.
Phytopathology, 85(10), p 1150.