EPPO Global Database

Lecanosticta acicola(SCIRAC)

Distribution details in Spain

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2021: Present, restricted distribution
Pest status declared by NPPO: Present, only in some parts of the Member State concerned (2019-03)
From CABI Disease map 482 (1994): Absent, unreliable record
EPPO Reporting Service (1995/239) : which indicates that a paper reporting the pathogen in Switzerland for the first time mentions an earlier report in Spain. EPPO regards this as unconfirmed.

The paper from Janoušek et al. (2016) refers to an isolate from Cantabria.

EPPO Reporting Service (2020/018) : observed on Pinus radiata in a nursery of forestry plants located in País Vasco. Containment measures are applied in the area, and eradication measures have been applied in the infested nursery.

EPPO Reporting Service (2022/038) : a large outbreak (more than 30 000 ha) began in 2018 in Pais Vasco.
* Janoušek J, Wingfield MJ, Marmolejo Monsivais JG, Jankovský L, Stauffer C, Konečný A, Barnes I (2016) Genetic analyses suggest separate introductions of the pine pathogen Lecanosticta acicola into Europe. Phytopathology 106(11), 1413-1425.
-------- Isolate from San Sebastian de Garabandal (Cantabria).

* Holdenrieder O, Sieber TN (1995) First report of Mycosphaerella dearnessii in Switzerland. European Journal of Forest Pathology 25(5), 293-295.

* Mesanza N, Raposo R, Elvira-Recuenco M, Barnes I, van der Nest A, Hernandez M, Pascual MT, Barrena I, San Martin U, Cantero A, Hernandez-Escribano L, Iturritxa E (2021) New hosts for Lecanosticta acicola and Dothistroma septosporum in newly established arboreta in Spain. Forest Pathology 51, e12650. https://doi.org/10.1111/efp.12650

* Mesanza N, García-García D, Raposo ER, Raposo R, Iturbide M, Pascual M, Barrena I, Urkola A, Berano N, Sáez de Zerain A, Iturritxa E (2021) Weather variables associated with spore dispersal of Lecanosticta acicola causing pine needle blight in Northern Spain. Plants 10(12), 2788. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants10122788

* NPPO of Spain (2019-03).

* Ortíz de Urbina E, Mesanza N, Aragonés A, Raposo R, Elvira-Recuenco M, Boqué R, Patten C, Aitken J, Iturritxa E (2017) Emerging needle blight diseases in Atlantic Pinus ecosystems of Spain. Forests 8(1), 18. https://doi.org/10.3390/f8010018

* Pascual EA (2020) La enfermedad de la mancha marrón, Lecanosticta acicola: gran amenaza desde 2018 para las repoblaciones de Pinus radiata en el País Vasco. Revista Montes 140, 23-28.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
France Present, restricted distribution view...
Portugal Present, few occurrences view...