EPPO Global Database

Cryphonectria parasitica(ENDOPA)

Distribution details in Italy

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2014: Present, no details
First recorded in: 1938
From CABI Disease map 066 (2015): Present, no details
In 1938, the pathogen was first discovered in Europe at an isolated site near Genova.

EPPO Reporting Service (2010/120) : occurs in Sardegna.
* D'Aulerio, A. Z.; Zambonelli, A.; Biavati, B. (1987) Informatore Fitopatologico 37 (10), 43-48.
------- Of 32 isolates of C. parasitica from cankered chestnut trees in 16 regions of Italy, 24 were virulent and 8 hypovirulent. The isolates fell into 5 vegetative compatibility groups.

* Fuiten, A.; Turchetti, T. (1978) Esperienze e Ricerche, Stazione Sperimentale Agraria Forestale di S. Michelle all' Adige, Trento 7, 237-248.
------- Four different types of canker produced by C. parasitica on chestnut trees in Trento province are described.

* Magini, E. (1981) Italia Forestale e Montana 36 (2), 53-66.
------- The status of chestnut stands in Italy is briefly reviewed, and the decreasing virulence of C. parasitica discussed.

* Mittempergher, L. (1983) Dendronatura 4 (2), 8-17.
------- The current status of chestnut blight in Italy is discussed. Since its first appearance in 1938, it spread rapidly until 1960 and has since declined.

* Mittempergher, L.; Raddi, P. (1975) Annali, Accademia Italiana di Scienze Forestali 24, 15-28.
------- The history of chestnut blight since its occurrence in Italy (near Genoa) in 1938 and reasons for its widespread regression in recent years are discussed.

* Simoni, S.; Nannelli, R.; Roversi, P. F.; Turchetti, T.; Bouneb, M. (2014) Experimental and Applied Acarology 62 (3), 363-375

* Turchetti, T.; Marinelli, A. (1980) Italia Forestale e Montana 35 (2), 80-90.
------- No longer as serious in Pistoia province as it had been 20-30 years earlier. Abnormal (hypovirulent) cankers are frequently present and are spreading.

* Zanda A, Linnaldeddu BT, Scanu B, Franceschini A (2009) Occurrence and diversity of vegetative compatibility types of Cryphonectria parasitica in Sardinian chestnut stands. Journal of Plant Pathology 91(4, Suppl.), S4.95.
------- Sardegna.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Austria Present, restricted distribution view...
France Corse Present, no details view...
France Present, restricted distribution view...
Slovenia Present, restricted distribution view...
Switzerland Present, widespread view...