EPPO Global Database

Palm lethal yellowing disease(PHYP56)

Code created in: 2002-11-10

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: PHYP56
  • Preferred name: Palm lethal yellowing disease


Palm yellowing diseases are caused by several phytoplasma species:

  • ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma cocostanzaniae’
  • ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma dypsidis'
  • ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma palmae’
  • ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma palmicola’
  • 'Candidatus Phytoplasma noviguineense'

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Coconut lethal yellowing phytoplasma

Common names
Name Language
bronze leaf wilt of coconut English
lethal yellowing of coconut English
jaunisse létale des palmiers French
jaunissement mortel du cocotier French
pourriture du bourgeon terminal du cocotier French
amarillamiento letal del cocotero Spanish
amarillo letal de las palmeras Spanish
pudrición del cogollo Spanish
fitoplasma do amarelecimento letal da palmeira Portuguese (PT)