EPPO Global Database

Xylella fastidiosa(XYLEFA)

Code created in: 2002-11-10

Basic information
  • Preferred name: Xylella fastidiosa
  • Authority: Wells, Raju, Hung, Weisburg, Parl & Beemer


One of the 'top ten' bacteria in molecular plant pathology. Genome has been sequenced.

Detailed information is available for subspecies 

Xylella fastidiosa subsp. fastidiosa

Xylella fastidiosa subsp. multiplex

Xylella fastidiosa subsp. pauca

Xylella fastidiosa subsp. sandyi

Xylella fastidiosa subsp. tashke

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Grapevine Pierce's disease agent
Xylella fastidiosa subsp. piercei Schaad et al.

Common names
Name Language
Anaheim disease English
California vine disease English
citrus variegated chlorosis English
dwarf disease of alfalfa English (US)
dwarf disease of lucerne English (GB)
leaf scorch of almond English
leaf scorch of American sycamore English
leaf scorch of coffee English
leaf scorch of elm English
leaf scorch of maple English
leaf scorch of mulberry English
leaf scorch of oleander English
olive quick decline syndrome English
peach phony disease English
Pierce's disease of grapevine English
plum leaf scald English
maladie de Pierce French
enanismo de la alfalfa Spanish
enfermedad de Pierce Spanish
xylella Italian
бактериоз винограда Russian
болезнь Пирса Russian