EPPO Global Database

Raffaelea lauricola(RAFFLA)

Hosts

Important note about the classification of host plants in GD:
Categories have been assigned by the EPPO Secretariat on the basis of available data at the time of entry. They correspond to a qualitative evaluation of the importance of the host plant for the pest concerned and remain indicative only.
Further explanation of categories is available in the guide.
Organism Type
Cinnamomum camphora (CINCA) Major host
Persea americana (PEBAM) Major host
* Ploetz RC, Inch SA, Pérez Martínez JM, White Jr TL (2012) Systemic infection of avocado, Persea americana, by Raffaelea lauricola, does not progress into fruit pulp or seed. Journal of Phytopathology 160(9), 491-495

* Ploetz RC, Pérez Martínez JM, Smith JA, Hughes M, Dreaden TJ, Inch SA, Fu Y (2012) Responses of avocado to laurel wilt, caused by Raffaelea lauricola. Plant Pathology 61(4), 801-808.
Persea borbonia (PEBBO) Major host
* Fraedrich SW, Harrington TC, Rabaglia RJ, Ulyshen MD, Mayfield AE III, Hanula JL, Eickwort JM, Miller DR (2008) A fungal symbiont of the redbay ambrosia beetle causes a lethal wilt in redbay and other Lauraceae in the Southeastern United States. Plant Disease 92, 215-224.

* Menard RD, Clarke SR, Fraedrich SW, Harrington TC (2016) First report of laurel wilt, caused by Raffaelea lauricola, on redbay (Persea borbonia) in Texas. Plant Disease 100(7), p 1502.
Persea palustris (PEBPA) Major host
* Fraedrich SW, Harrington TC, Rabaglia RJ, Ulyshen MD, Mayfield AE III, Hanula JL, Eickwort JM, Miller DR (2008) A fungal symbiont of the redbay ambrosia beetle causes a lethal wilt in redbay and other Lauraceae in the Southeastern United States. Plant Disease 92, 215-224.
Sassafras albidum (SSAAL) Major host
* Loyd AL, Chase KD, Nielson A, Hoover N, Dreaden TJ, Mayfield AE, Crocker E, Fraedrich SW (2020) First report of laurel wilt caused by Raffaelea lauricola on Sassafras albidum in Tennessee and Kentucky. Plant Disease 104(2), p 567.
Laurus nobilis (LURNO) Host
* Hughes MA, Black A, Smith JA (2014) First report of laurel wilt caused by Raffaelea lauricola on bay laurel (Laurus nobilis) in the United States. Plant Disease 98(8), p 1159.
Lindera benzoin (LIEBE) Host
Lindera melissifolia (LIEML) Host
* Fraedrich SW, Harrington TC, Bates CA, Johnson J, Reid LS, Best GS, Leininger TD, Hawkins TS (2011) Susceptibility to laurel wilt and disease incidence in two rare plant species, pondberry and pondspice. Plant Disease 95(9), 1056-1062.
Litsea aestivalis (LISAE) Host
* Fraedrich SW, Harrington TC, Bates CA, Johnson J, Reid LS, Best GS, Leininger TD, Hawkins TS (2011) Susceptibility to laurel wilt and disease incidence in two rare plant species, pondberry and pondspice. Plant Disease 95(9), 1056-1062.
Persea humilis (PEBHU) Host
* Hughes MA, Shin K, Eickwort J, Smith JA (2012) First report of laurel wilt disease caused by Raffaelea lauricola on silk bay in Florida. Plant Disease 96(6), p 910-911.
Persea indica (PEBIN) Experimental
* Hughes MA, Brar G, Ploetz RC, Smith JA (2013) Field and growth chamber inoculations demonstrate Persea indica as a newly recognized host for the laurel wilt pathogen, Raffaelea laurciola. Plant Health Progress 14(1):44.