EPPO Global Database

Phytophthora ramorum(PHYTRA)

Distribution details in India (Kerala)

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2020: Absent, invalid record
From CABI Disease map 978 (2013): Present, restricted distribution
EPPO Reporting Service (2020/184) : in 2011, a serious disease of nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) was observed in several districts of Kerala. It was first attributed to Phytophthora ramorum (Mathew and Beena, 2012), but further investigations have shown that other Phytophthora species were causing this disease.
* Anandaraj M, Mathew SK, Eapen SJ, Cissin J, Rosana B, Bhai RS (2020) Morphological and molecular intervention in identifying Phytophthora spp. causing leaf and nut fall in nutmeg (Myristica fragrans Houtt.). European Journal of Plant Pathology 156, 373-386.

* Mathew SK, Beena S (2012) A new record of Phytophthora ramorum causing leaf fall and shoot rot of nutmeg (Myristica fragrans). Journal of Mycology and Plant Pathology 42(4), 529-530.