EPPO Global Database

Phytophthora ramorum(PHYTRA)

Distribution details in Italy

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2021: Absent, pest eradicated
First recorded in: 2004
Pest status declared by NPPO: Absent, pest eradicated (2021-01)
From CABI Disease map 978 (2013): Present, few occurrences
EPPO Reporting Service (2003/124) and EPPO Reporting Service (2003/175) : reported as detected by British NPPO on Viburnum imported from Italy (interceptions).

EPPO Reporting Service (2004/106) : reported in Piemonte region on Rhododendron in a nursery in Verbania. Under eradication.

EPPO Reporting Service (2005/072) : absence from Emilia-Romagna region confirmed by official survey.

During official surveys carried out in 2009 and 2010 across Italy, P. ramorum was not observed or detected in samples collected from garden centers and nurseries, public parks, and forestry sites.

EPPO Reporting Service (2013/146) : found in May 2013 in potted plants of Vinurnum tinus in the province of Pistoia (Toscana), under eradication.

EPPO Reporting Service (2013/245) : detected in 3 potted rhododendron plants in a nursery (Siena province, Toscana), under eradication.

From NPPO (2018): the outbreak in Siena province is eradicated.

EPPO Reporting Service (2021/049) : outbreaks in Siena and Pistoia eradicated.
* Ginetti B, Carmignani S, Ragazzi A, Werres S, Moricca S (2014) Foliar blight and shoot dieback caused by Phytophthora ramorum on Viburnum tinus in the Pistoia area, Tuscany Central Italy. Plant Disease 98(3), 423-424.

* Grosso, S.; Chersi, C.; Ortalda, E. (2006) Informatore Agrario 62 (45), 76-77.
-------- Discovered in a nursery in the Verbano area of Piedmont.

* Gullino, C.; Garofalo, M.C.; Moretti, F.; Gianetti, G.; Mainenti, E. (2003) [Discovery of Phytophthora ramorum on rhododendron]. Informatore Agrario, 59(19), 87-89 (abst.).

* NPPO of Italy (2009-12, 2010-11, 2013-06, 2013-08, 2018-11, 2021-01).

* Regional PPO of Emilia-Romagna, 2005-03.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Austria Absent, confirmed by survey view...
France Present, restricted distribution view...
Slovenia Present, restricted distribution view...
Switzerland Present, few occurrences view...