EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 03 - 2010 Num. article: 2010/060

First report of Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. dieffenbachiae in Poland

In July 2007, symptoms of bacterial blight were observed on leaves of Anthurium andreanum plants growing in a glasshouse in central Poland. Disease incidence was approximately 10% at the time of inspection. Leaves of affected plants initially showed water-soaked lesions which became dark brown with chlorotic margins, and plants rapidly died during the summer. Spathe infections were also observed. Laboratory analysis (isolation on selective growing medium, IF, PCR and AFLP) confirmed the presence of Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. dieffenbachiae (EPPO A2 List). This is the first time that X. axonopodis pv. dieffenbachiae is reported from Poland.
The situation of Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. dieffenbachiae in Poland can be described as follows: Present, first detected in 2007 in one glasshouse of Anthurium andreanum plants.


Puławska J, Kordyla-Bronka M, Jouen E, Robene-Soustrade I, Gagnevin L, Pruvost O, Sobiczewski P, Orlikowski L (2008) First report of bacterial blight of Anthurium andreanum in Poland. Plant Pathology 57(4), p 775.