EPPO Global Database

Ceratocystis fimbriata(CERAFI)

Distribution details in Portugal

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2016: Absent, unreliable record
From NPPO: Absent, unreliable record
A record in Azores is taken from CABI map 91, which cites an article in RPP, dating back to 1927, referring to the introduction of the fungus in 1897 from the West Indies. It is the disease on sweet potato which is concerned, and this crop is still cultivated in the Azores. The Portuguese NPPO raises doubts about the record, but this probably relates to f.sp. platani on plane, which is a quarantine pest for Europe, and not to the sweet potato pathogen.