EPPO Global Database

Pseudocercospora angolensis(CERCAN)

Distribution details in Sierra Leone

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2010: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2006
EPPO Reporting Service (2012/061) : in 2006, citrus fruit and leaves showing dark brown lesions were noticed in citrus orchards around Makeni (Bombali district, central Sierra Leone). In 2008, similar symptoms were observed near Kabala (Koinadugu district, northeast of the country bordering Guinea) on mature fruit of mandarins (Citrus reticulata). In April 2008, the presence of P. angolensis was confirmed in samples of diseased mandarins which had been collected from an orchard near Kabala.
* Harling R, Shamie IMO, Sesay SS, Kamara AB, Reeder R, Boa E, Kelly P (2010) First report of Pseudocercospora angolensis causing leaf and fruit spot of Citrus in Sierra Leone. New Disease Reports 22,1. http://dx.doi.org/10.5197/j.2044-0588.2010.022.001
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Guinea Present, no details view...
Liberia Absent, confirmed by survey view...