EPPO Global Database

Melampsoridium hiratsukanum(MELDHI)

Distribution details in Italy

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2010: Present, no details
First recorded in: 2008
First observed during summers 2008 and 2009, causing a severe leaf rust (high disease incidence and severity) on grey alder trees (Alnus incana) in the Campelle valley, a narrow Alpine valley in the mountain range of Lagorai (Trentino Alto-Adige).
* Ginetti B, Maresi G, Moricca S (2010) Ultrastructure of the alder rust Melampsoridium hiratsukanum on grey alder (Alnus incana). Journal of Plant Pathology 92(4, Suppl.), S4.85.

* Moricca S, Maresi G (2010) Melampsoridium hiratsukanum reported for the first time on grey alder in Italy. New Disease Reports 21(17). http://www.ndrs.org.uk/article.php?id=021017

* NPPO of Italy (2010-07).
------- Found on Alnus indica at Val Campelle (Provincia Autonoma di Trento).
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Austria Present, no details view...
France Present, no details view...
Switzerland Present, no details view...