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EFSA Scientific Opinion on Pest risk assessment made by France on Trachysphaera fructigena for French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion

Description

This  document  presents  the  opinion  of  the  Panel  on  Plant  Health  on  the  simplified  pest  risk  assessment conducted by France on Trachysphaera fructigena (Tabor & Bunting) with French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion considered as endangered area.

Trachysphaera fructigena (Tabor and Bunting) is an oomycete, causing cigar-end rot of banana fruit.  It  was  first  described  on  coffee  berries  (Coffea  liberica)  and  cocoa  pods  (Theobroma cacao)  by  Tabor  and  Bunting  (1923).  On  banana,  T.  fructigena  can  attack  green  and  ripening  fruit causing a dry rot at the flower end that produces an ash grey wrinkled lesion, similar to the 

burnt end of a cigar. T. fructigena is present in West and Central African countries, and also in Madagascar (EPPO, 2005). It is not known to occur in the PRA area.

Organisms

  • Trachysphaera fructigena

Hosts

  • Coffea liberica
  • Musa
  • Theobroma cacao

Files

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PRA Area

  • EU
  • French Guiana
  • Guadeloupe
  • Martinique
  • Reunion
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom