EPPO Global Database

Ceratocystis platani(CERAFP)

Distribution details in Italy

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2007: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 1940s
From CABI Disease map 1138 (2019): Present, restricted distribution
From NPPO: Present, restricted distribution
Present in the North and also around Napoli and in Roma. Presumably spread to Italy some time after the introduction into southern France from USA after World War II.

EPPO Reporting Service (524/07) of 1992-06: also in Sicilia, but only in Siracusa. Three infected trees found in Palermo in 1991 and destroyed.

EPPO Reporting Service (2000/077) : reported in Campania, Emilia-Romagna, Lazio, Lombardia, Veneto.

According to Chapin & Arcangioli (2007): Campania, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Lombardia, Marche, Piemonte, Sicilia, Toscana, Veneto.
* Biocca M, Motta E (1992) Rinvenimento di Ceratocystis fimbriata f. sp. platani della città di Roma. Informatore Agrario 48 (27), 73-75.

* Bisiach M, Casola F, Locci R, Quaroni S (1979) Rivista di Patologia Vegetale, IV 15 (3/4), 181-184.
------- About 18% of trees in Monza are affected; in Milan province, where the trees are very common, the incidence is much lower.

* Chapin E, Arcangioli D (2007) Evolution et situation du chancre coloré dans le monde, en Europe et en France. Paper presented at the AFPP Conference - Chancre coloré du platane (Toulouse, FR, 2007-10-11), 9 pp.

* Panconesi A (1973) Rivista di Patologia Vegetale 9 (2), 167-188.
------- First record in Lucia.

* Panconesi A (1976) Rivista di Patologia Vegetale, IV 12 (1/2), 21-33.

* Panconesi A (1977) Informatore Fitopatologico 27 (8), 43-46.
------- The disease focus in Versilia, Tuscany, is reported.

* Panconesi A (1981) Ceratocystis fimbriata of plane trees in Italy; biological aspects and control possibility. European Journal of Forest Pathology 11, 383-395.

* Panconesi A, Nembi V (1978) Informatore Fitopatologico 28 (11/12), 17-27.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Austria Absent, no pest record view...
France Corse Absent, pest eradicated view...
France Present, restricted distribution view...
Slovenia Absent, confirmed by survey view...
Switzerland Present, restricted distribution view...