EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 01 - 1993 Num. article: 1993/18

Bursaphelenchus xylophilus reported from Nigeria

Nematode-induced pine wilt disease and the causal pest Bursaphelenchus xylophilus (EPPO A1 pest) have been reported for the first time in Africa (Nigeria). The infected Pinus species are P. caribaea, P. oocarpa, P. khasya and P.merkusii.
Since no previous suspicion of the occurrence of the pest in Africa has been raised, the EPPO Secretariat suggests that the report should be considered dubious. The EPPO Secretariat is currently trying to obtain more information on this matter from the Nigerian authorities and from research sources.


Nematological Abstracts 61 (1992), Nr. 674
Khan, F.A.; Gbadegesin, R.A. (1991) On the occurrence of nematode induced pine wilt disease in Nigeria.
Pakistan Journal of Nematology 9, 57-58.
EPPO Secretariat, Paris (1993-01)