EPPO Global Database

'Candidatus Phytoplasma prunorum'(PHYPPR)

Distribution details in France

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2012: Present, restricted distribution
From CABI Disease map 752 (1998): Present, restricted distribution
From NPPO: Present, restricted distribution
Comments
Throughout the areas of apricot cultivation.

EPPO Reporting Service (94/165) provides details on the situation in Roussillon.

As European stonefruit yellows phytoplasma, also affects sweet cherry on which it causes Molières disease, found only in Tarn-et-Garonne in SW France.
References
* Audergon, J. M.; Castelain, C.; Morvan, G.; Chastelliere, M. G. (1991) Acta Horticulturae No. 293, 593-598.

* Carles, L. (1986) Arboriculture Fruitiere 33 (383), 23-24.
------- As Molieres disease, first recorded on sweet cherry and plum in the Tarn-et-Garonne departement in 1952.

* Cornaggia D, Audubert A, Desvignes JC (1994) Enroulement chlorotique de l'abricotier en Roussillon - Influence du matériel végétal. Phytoma - La défense des végétaux no. 460, 20-23.

* Lorenz, K. H.; Dosba, F.; Poggi-Pollini, C.; Llacer, G.; Seemuller, E. (1994) Zeitschrift fur Pflanzenkrankheiten und Pflanzenschutz 101 (6), 567-575.
------- South.

* Morvan, G.; Castelain, C. (1984) Proceedings, Colloque sur les recherches fruitieres, Bordeaux, France, 28-29 November 1984, pp. 93-98.

* NPPO of France (1992).

* Steffeck R, Follak S, Sauvion N, Labonne G, MacLeod A (2012) Distribution of ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma prunorum’ and its vector Cacopsylla pruni in European fruit-growing areas: a review. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin 42(2), 191-202.
------- Widespread (Aquitaine, Corse, Languedoc-Roussillon, Limousin, Midi-Pyrénées, Pays de la Loire, Provence-Alpes- Côte d'Azur, Rhône-Alpes.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Belgium Present, few occurrences view...
Germany Present, restricted distribution view...
Italy Sardegna Present, no details view...
Italy Present, restricted distribution view...
Spain Present, restricted distribution view...
Switzerland Present, restricted distribution view...