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