EPPO Global Database

Discula destructiva(DISCDE)

Distribution details in Switzerland

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2011: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2006
First found in May 2006 on a Cornus florida planted as ornamental in a cemetery of Zurich. Later found in other cemeteries and parks close to Zurich.
* Holdenrieder O, Sieber TN (2007) First record of Discula destructiva in Switzerland and preliminary inoculation experiments on native European Cornus species. In: Evans & Oszako (eds) (2007) Alien Invasive Species and International Trade. Forest Research Insitute, Warsaw (PL), 51-56.

* Zhang N, Tantardini A, Miller S, Eng A, Salvatore N (2011) TaqMan real-time PCR method for detection of Discula destructiva that causes dogwood anthracnose in Europe and North America. European Journal of Plant Pathology 130(4), 551-558.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Germany Present, few occurrences view...
Italy Present, restricted distribution view...