EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 04 - 1995 Num. article: 1995/77

Tomato ringspot nepovirus reported in Puerto Rico on orchids

Tomato ringspot nepovirus (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) has been isolated from a terrestrial orchid plant, Ponthieva racemosa, collected in Puerto Rico. The authors believed that this is the first report of tomato ringspot nepovirus in P. racemosa and the second report in orchids (previously found on Cymbidium).


Yao, J.M.; Tainter, F.H. (1994) The occurrence of tomato ringspot virus in Ponthieva racemosa.
Plant Disease, 78 (9), p 925.