EPPO Global Database

Plenodomus tracheiphilus(DEUTTR)

Distribution details in Italy

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2014: Present, no details
First recorded in: 1918
From CABI Disease map 155 (2004): Present, no details
First reported in 1918 near Messina (Sicilia), and it soon spread to the other main lemon-growing areas of Sicilia. It then reached the mainland, affecting Calabria, Campania, Puglia, Lazio, Liguria and Sardinia (Nigro et al., 2011).
* Bové, J.M. (1995) Virus and virus-like diseases of citrus in the Near East region. FAO, Rome, 518 pp.

* Grasso, S.; Polizzi, G. (1988) Citriculture. Proceedings of the Sixth International Citrus Congress, Middle-East, Tel Aviv, Israel, 6-11 March 1988. Volume 2, pp. 833-837. Balaban Publishers, Rehovot, Israel.
------- On Citrus bergamia in Calabria.

* Herb. IMI (1969).

* Manzella, S. (1997) Vita in Campagna 15 (4), 25-30.

* Nigro F, Ippolito A, Salerno MG (2011) Mal secco disease of citrus: a journey through a century of research. Journal of Plant Pathology 93(3), 523-560.

* Salerno, S. (1988) Bulletin OILB/SROP 11 (6), 1-6.

* Tuttobene, R. (1994) Difesa delle Piante 17 (1-2), 69-74.
------- Sicily.

* USDA (1987) Pests not known to occur in the United States or of limited distribution. No. 91. Mal secco, Phoma tracheiphila. USDA APHIS-PPQ, Beltsville, USA.

* Ziadi S, Chebil S, Melki I, Ippolito A, Mliki A (2014) Virulence spectra and geographical distribution of Mal Secco disease of citrus caused by Phoma tracheiphila in the Mediterranean countries: Tunisia and Italy. European Journal of Plant Pathology 138(1), 123-131.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Austria Absent, no pest record view...
France Corse Present, few occurrences view...
France Present, restricted distribution view...
Slovenia Absent, no pest record view...