EPPO Distribution List for Mycosphaerella dearnessii
Due to the new record of Mycosphaerella dearnessii (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) in France the distribution of this pest has to be modified.
EPPO Distribution List: Mycosphaerella dearnessii
The fungus appears to be of American origin and has spread to other continents. Its first report in the EPPO region was in 1978 but some forest pathologists have claimed that it was already present in a number of EPPO countries, for example Austria. These suggestions now appear to be false.
EPPO region: France (under eradication), Greece (unconfirmed), Yugoslavia (confirmed by Evans, 1984, on P. halepensis).
Africa: South Africa.
Asia: China (Gong ; Liang, 1988).
North America: Canada, Mexico, USA (particularly in the southern coastal states) (Skilling ; Nicholls, 1974).
Central America and Caribbean: Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua (Evans, 1984).
South America: Colombia.
This distribution list replaces all previous published EPPO Distribution Lists on Mycosphaerella dearnessii!
EPPO Secretariat, Paris (1994-04)