EPPO Global Database

Ceratocystis platani(CERAFP)

Distribution details in Greece

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2015: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2003
From CABI Disease map 1138 (2019): Present, restricted distribution
EPPO Reporting Service (2004/009) : first found in 7 localities in SW Peloponnese in 2003.

EPPO Reporting Service (2007/189) : causing sustantial mortality of Platanus orientalis in natural stands along streams and rivers, as well as in ornamental plantings of P. orientalis and P. acerifolia, in Peloponnese.

EPPO Reporting Service (2008/124) : confirms the serious impact on P. orientalis.

EPPO Reporting Service (2015/092) : the disease continues to spread (Peloponnese, Epirus).
* Elena K, Alivizatos AS, Varveri C (2008) New plant pathogens reported in Greece, 1990-2007. Hellenic Plant Protection Journal 1(1), 1-25.

* Ocasio-Morales RG, Panaghiotis T, Harrington TC (2007) Origin of Ceratocystis platani on native Platanus orientalis in Greece and its impact on natural forests. Plant Disease 91(7), 901-904.

* Soulioti N, Tsopelas P, Woodward S (2015) Platypus cylindrus, a vector of Ceratocystis platani in Platanus orientalis stands in Greece. Forest Pathology 45, 367–372. doi:10.1111/efp.12176

* Tsopelas P, Angelopoulos A (2004) First report of canker stain disease of plane trees, caused by Ceratocystis fimbriata f.sp. platani in Greece. New Disease Reports. Volume 8: August 2003 - January 2004. http://www.bspp.org.uk/ndr

* Tsopelas P, Soulioti N (2014) Invasion of the fungus Ceratocystis platani in Epirus: a potential threat of an environmental disaster in the natural ecosystems of plane trees. Abstract of a paper presented at the 15th Hellenic Phytopathological Congress (Corfu, GR, 2010-10-05/10). Phytopathologia Mediterranea 53(2), 340-376.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Albania Present, restricted distribution view...
Turkey Present, restricted distribution view...