EPPO Global Database

Ralstonia solanacearum species complex(RALSSO)

Distribution details in United States of America (Florida)

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2018: Present, no details
EPPO Reporting Service (1999/094) : from Epipremnum aureum cuttings imported in Florida (US) from Costa Rica.

EPPO Reporting Service (2002/099) : found in particular on pelargonium.

EPPO Reporting Service (2007/045) : also irrigated tomato crops, and aquatic weeds.
* Hong J, Ji P, Momol MT, Jones JB, Olson SM, Pradhanang P, Guven K (2005) Ralstonia solanacearum detection in tomato irrigations ponds and weeds. In Proceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Tomato Diseases, Orlando, Florida (US), 2004-06-21/24. Acta Horticulturae no. 695, 309-311 (abst.).

* Ji P, Allen C, Sanchez Perez A, Yao J, Elphinstone JG, Jones JB and Momol MT (2007) New diversity of Ralstonia solanacearum strains associated with vegetable and ornamental crops in Florida. Plant Disease 91:195-203.

* Momol T, Pradhanang P (2002) Occurrence of Southern wilt caused by Ralstonia solanacearum on Geranium in Florida. University of Florida, Pest Alert of 2002-06-07. http://extlab7.entnem.ufl.edu/PestAlert/tmm-0607.htm

* Norman DJ, Bocsanczy AM, Harmon P, Harmon CL, Khan A (2018) First report of bacterial wilt disease caused by Ralstonia solanacearum on blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum) in Florida. Plant Disease 102(2), p 438.
-------- On Vaccinium corymbosum.

* RPP 40, 511.
------- race 2.

* Weibel J, Tran TM, Bocsanczy AM, Daughtrey M, Norman DJ, Mejia L, Allen C (2016) A Ralstonia solanacearum strain from Guatemala infects diverse flower crops, including new asymptomatic hosts vinca and sutera, and causes symptoms in geranium, mandevilla vine, and new host African daisy (Osteospermum ecklonis). Plant Health Progress 17, 114-121
------- R. pseudosolanacearum [phylotype I] established in mandevilla in Florida, USA.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Canada Absent, pest eradicated view...
Canada Ontario Absent, pest eradicated view...
Mexico Present, restricted distribution view...