EPPO Global Database

'Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum'(LIBEPS)

Distribution details in Morocco

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2017: Present, restricted distribution
From CABI Disease map 1098 (2016): Present, restricted distribution
EPPO Reporting Service (2014/191) : first found in 2014 in carrot crops in the Gharb region.

Presence of the psyllid vector, Bactericera trigonica was confirmed in later studies (Tahzima et al., 2017).
* Tahzima R, Maes M, Achbani EH, Swisher KD, Munyaneza JE, de Jonghe K (2014) First report of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ on carrot in Africa. Plant Disease 98(10), p 1426.

* Tahzima R, Massart S, Achbani EH, Munyaneza JE, Ouvrard (2017) First report of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ associated with the psyllid Bactericera trigonica on carrots in Northern Africa. Plant Disease 101(1), 242-243.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Spain Islas Canárias Present, restricted distribution view...
Spain Present, restricted distribution view...