EPPO Global Database

Cryphonectria parasitica(ENDOPA)

Distribution details in Greece

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2016: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 1963
From CABI Disease map 066 (2015): Present, no details
From NPPO: Present, restricted distribution
According to Tsopelas (2008), Cryphonectria parasitica was first recorded in Greece in 1963. It gradually spread all over Greece in natural stands and chestnut plantations causing extensive tree mortality.

EPPO Reporting Service (2010/041) : first found in 2006 in the islands of Crete and Lesbos.

EPPO Reporting Service (2016/162) : first found in 2011 in the island of Corfu.
* Diamandis, S.; Perlerou, C.; Nakopoulou, Z.; Christopoulos, V.; Topalidou, E.; Tziros, G. (2014) Acta Horticulturae No.1043, 23-34.

* NPPO of Greece (1992).

* Perlerou C, Diamandis S (2009) First report of chestnut blight in the islands of Lesvos and Crete. Phytopathologia Mediterranea 48(2), p 316.

* Tsopelas P (2008) Forest tree diseases in Greece by alien invasive fungal species. Phytopathologia Mediterranea 47(2), 137-138.

* Tziros GT, Diamandis S (2016) First report of chestnut blight caused by Cryphonectria parasitica on European chestnut (Castanea sativa) on Corfu Island, Greece. Plant Disease 100(7), p 1502.
------- Corfu island.

* Xenopoulos S (1982) European Journal of Forest Pathology 12 (6/7), 316-327.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Albania Present, widespread view...
Bulgaria Present, restricted distribution view...
North Macedonia Present, no details view...
Turkey Present, restricted distribution view...