EPPO Global Database

Ceratocystis fimbriata(CERAFI)

Code created in: 2002-02-27

Basic information
  • Preferred name: Ceratocystis fimbriata
  • Authority: Ellis & Halsted


Diseases caused by C. fimbriata on plane and cocoa have now been re-attributed to the separate species C. platani and C. cacaofunesta. It is possible that an equivalent situation may arise for the forms  on other species (coffee, rubber, etc.)

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Ceratostomella fimbriata (Ellis & Halsted) Elliott
Endoconidiophora fimbriata (Ellis & Halsted) R.W.Davidson
Ophiostoma fimbriatum (Ellis & Halsted) Nannfeldt

Common names
Name Language
black rot of sweet potato English
blight of mango English
canker of coffee English
mouldy rot of rubber English
Schwarzfäule: Süsskartoffel German
Welke: Kaffee German
pourriture des saignées de l'hévéa French
pourriture noire de la patate douce French
cáncer del cafeto Spanish
mal del machete del cafeto Spanish
pudrición negra de la patata Spanish