EPPO Global Database

Spiroplasma citri(SPIRCI)

Distribution details in Malaysia (West)

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2011: Present, restricted distribution
From CABI Disease map 375 (2013): Present, no details
Detected in various parts of the Selangor state on diseased periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus). Affected plants showed premature abscission of buds and flowers, reduction in leaf size, chlorosis of the leaf tips and margins, general chlorosis and stunting followed by death.
* Nejat N, Vadamalai G, Sijam K, Dickinson M (2011) First report of Spiroplasma citri (-induced) associated with periwinkle lethal yellows in Southeast Asia. Plant Disease 95(10), p 1312.