EPPO Global Database

Plenodomus tracheiphilus(DEUTTR)

Distribution details in Tunisia

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2014: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 1953
From CABI Disease map 155 (2004): Present, restricted distribution
From NPPO: Present, restricted distribution
According to Kalai et al. (2010): since its first observation in limited citrus areas in the Northern part of Tunisia, mal secco has become endemic in many orchards and has spread to the major producing regions of the country.
* Hajlaoui, M. R.; Kanchouch, K.; Guermech, A.; Cherif, M. (2000) Annales de l'Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique de Tunisie 73, 163-182.

* Hajlaoui MR, Kalai L, Mnari-Hattab M, Guermech A, Abdelaal NB (2008) Occurrence of 'mal nero' disease on mandarin and orange trees in Tunisia. Plant Pathology 57(4), p 784.
-------Detected on mandarin and orange trees in Cap Bon region during surveys carried out in 2007.

* Kalai M, Mnari-Hattab M, Hajlaoui MR (2010) Molecular diagnostics to assess the progression of Phoma tracheiphila in Citrus aurantium seedlings and analysis of genetic diversity of isolates recovered from different citrus species in Tunisia. Journal of Plant Pathology 92(3), 629-636.

* 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
Algeria Present, restricted distribution view...
Libya Present, no details view...