EPPO Global Database

Coconut lethal yellowing phytoplasma(PHYP56)

Distribution details in Jamaica

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2011: Present, no details
First recorded in: 1955
From CABI Disease map 768 (1998): Present, no details
EPPO Reporting Service (95/021): present according to IICA Caraphin Report.

EPPO Reporting Service (2002/113) : outbreaks on resistant cultivars.

EPPO Reporting Service (2007/075) : has destroyed all Malayan Dwarf coconuts in eastern part. Cedusa sp. (Derbidae) identified as a probable vector (Myndus crudus not being present).
* Anonymous (1994) CARAPHIN – Plant Health Report, January-June 1994, 45 pp. IICA, Barbados.

* Brown SE, Been BO, McLaughlin WA (2006) Detection and variability of the lethal yellowing group (16Sr IV) phytoplasmas in the Cedusa sp. (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Derbidae) in Jamaica. Annals of Applied Biology 149(1), 53-62.

* Brown SE, McLaughlin WA (2011) Identification of lethal yellowing group (16SrIV) of phytoplasmas in the weeds Stachytarpheta jamaicensis, Macroptilium lathyroides and Cleome rutidosperma in Jamaica. Phytopathogenic Mollicutes 1(1), 27-34.
------- Phytoplasmas detected in weeds commonly occurring in coconut groves.

* Doyle, M.M.; Bustamante, M.; Aguilar, E.; Castillo, M. García, A.; Sabio, C. (2002) La epidemia del amarillamiento letal del cocotero: situación actual y retos futuros para Honduras y otros países en Centro América. Abstract of a paper presented at the APS Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, USA, 2001-07-27/31. Phytopathology, 92(6), supplement, S127.

* Farr, T. H. (1985) Florida Entomologist 68 (1), 226-227.
------- The vector Myndus crudus is stated to have first been recorded in 1957-58.

* Heinze, K.; Petzold, H.; Marwitz, R. (1972) Phytopathologische Zeitschrift 74 (3), 230-237.

* Howard, F. W.; Atilano, R.; Barrant, C. I.; Harrison, N. A.; Theobold, W. F.; Williams, D. S. (1987) Journal of Plantation Crops 15 (2), 86-100.

* Plavsic-Banjac, B.; Hunt, P.; Maramorosch, K. (1972) Phytopathology 62, 298-299.

* Romney, D. (1981) Garden, USA Mar./Apr., 24-29.
------- Contains information on distribution with particular reference to Jamaica.

* Tsai, J. H. (1988) Tree mycoplasmas and mycoplasma diseases (edited by Hiruki, C.), pp. 99-107. University of Alberta Press, Edmonton, Canada.