EPPO Global Database

Columnea latent viroid(CLVD00)

Distribution details in Costa Rica

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2008: Present, no details
The presence of CLVd in Costa Rica is suspected but has not been confirmed.

EPPO Reporting Service (2008/007) : CLVd was originally isolated from symptomless Columnea erythrophaea (Gesneriaceae, originating from Costa Rica and cultivated for ornamental purposes), during experiments carried out in a commercial nursery in Maryland (US). However, the origin and detailed geographical distribution of CLVd in the Americas remains unknown.
* Hammon RW (2003) Columnea latent viroid. In: Viroids (eds Hadidi A, Flores R, Randles JW, Semancik JS) CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood (AU), pp 231-232.

* INTERNET (last retrieved in 2008-01)
APSnet Feature Story by Hammon RW, Owens RA (2006) Viroids: new and continuing risks for horticultural and agricultural crops. http://www.apsnet.org/online/feature/viroids/