EPPO Global Database

'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus'(LIBEAS)

Distribution details in Saudi Arabia

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 1996: Present, no details
From CABI Disease map 766 (2012): Present, no details
Comments
Present with the heat-sensitive L. africanum. The infested area which is closest to the Mediterranean zone extends south of Mecca, along the Red Sea.

See also EPPO EPPO Reporting Service (504/01) (1988).
References
* Bove, J. M. (1986) FAO Plant Protection Bulletin 34 (1), 7-14.

* Bove, J. M.; Garnier, M. (1984) Citrus greening and psylla vectors of the disease in the Arabian Peninsula. Proceedings of the 9th Conference of the International Organization of Citrus Virologists, 109-114. Department of Plant Pathology, University of California, Riverside, USA.

* Luck, R. F.; Gumpf, D. J.; Morse, J. G. (1996) A summary of citrus pest problems in the Near East. FAO Plant Production and Protection Paper No. 135, pp 309-349.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Oman Present, restricted distribution view...
Yemen Present, restricted distribution view...