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Pestalotiopsis theae
(grey: tea blight)

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Pestalotiopsis theae (grey: tea blight)

Summary

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  • 11 December 2020
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Pestalotiopsis theae
  • Preferred Common Name
  • grey: tea blight
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Fungi
  •     Phylum: Ascomycota
  •       Subphylum: Pezizomycotina
  •         Class: Sordariomycetes
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Pestalotiopsis theae (Saw.) Stey.

Preferred Common Name

  • grey: tea blight

International Common Names

  • English: grey: tea leaf spot
  • Spanish: manchas grises del te
  • French: maladie des taches grises du theier

EPPO code

  • PESPTH (Pestalotiopsis theae)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Fungi
  •         Phylum: Ascomycota
  •             Subphylum: Pezizomycotina
  •                 Class: Sordariomycetes
  •                     Subclass: Sordariomycetidae
  •                         Order: Xylariales
  •                             Family: Amphisphaeriaceae
  •                                 Genus: Pestalotiopsis
  •                                     Species: Pestalotiopsis theae

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 17 Feb 2021
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Asia

BruneiPresent
ChinaPresentPresent based on regional distribution.
-AnhuiPresent
-FujianPresent
-GuangxiPresent
-XinjiangPresent
South KoreaPresent
ThailandPresent

South America

ChilePresent

References

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Chang TaeHyun, Lim TaeHeon, Chung BongKoo, 1999. Occurrence of leaf blight of sweet persimmon tree caused by Pestalotiopsis theae in Korea. Plant Disease and Agriculture, 5(1), 50-54.

Chen Y, Wang WX, Zhang AF, Yang X, Xu YL, 2013. First report of Pestalotiopsis theae on loquat (Eriobotrya japonica) in Anhui Province of China. Plant Disease, 97(4):558. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis

Liao WangJiao, Zou DongXia, Wu YaoJun, Deng Yan, Huang NaiXiu, 2015. Identification of pathogenic Camellia oleifera seedling of leaf blight in Guangxi. Southwest China Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 28(6):2537-2540

Lu DongSheng, Huang XinHua, Dai Bing, 2012. Survey and identification of Camellia oleifera diseases in Xinyang area. Journal of Northeast Forestry University, 40(5):83-85, 111

Mukhtar, I., Li, H., Quan, X., Chou, T., Jiang, S., Chen, B., Wen, Z., Xie, B., 2019. First report of Pestalotiopsis theae causing leaf spot of Ixora chinensis in China. Plant Disease, 103(2), 370. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis doi: 10.1094/PDIS-06-18-1030-PDN

Suwannarach N, Sujarit K, Kumla J, Bussaban B, Lumyong S, 2013. First report of leaf spot disease on oil palm caused by Pestalotiopsis theae in Thailand. Journal of General Plant Pathology, 79(4):277-279. http://rd.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10327-013-0453-7

Distribution References

CABI Data Mining, Undated. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,

CABI, Undated. CABI Compendium: Status inferred from regional distribution. Wallingford, UK: CABI

CABI, Undated a. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

Chang TaeHyun, Lim TaeHeon, Chung BongKoo, 1999. Occurrence of leaf blight of sweet persimmon tree caused by Pestalotiopsis theae in Korea. Plant Disease and Agriculture. 5 (1), 50-54.

Chen Y, Wang W X, Zhang A F, Yang X, Xu Y L, 2013. First report of Pestalotiopsis theae on loquat (Eriobotrya japonica) in Anhui Province of China. Plant Disease. 97 (4), 558. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis DOI:10.1094/PDIS-08-12-0710-PDN

Liao WangJiao, Zou DongXia, Wu YaoJun, Deng Yan, Huang NaiXiu, 2015. Identification of pathogenic Camellia oleifera seedling of leaf blight in Guangxi. Southwest China Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 28 (6), 2537-2540.

Lu DongSheng, Huang XinHua, Dai Bing, 2012. Survey and identification of Camellia oleifera diseases in Xinyang area. Journal of Northeast Forestry University. 40 (5), 83-85, 111.

Mukhtar I, Li H, Quan X, Chou T, Jiang S, Chen B, Wen Z, Xie B, 2019. First report of Pestalotiopsis theae causing leaf spot of Ixora chinensis in China. Plant Disease. 103 (2), 370. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis DOI:10.1094/PDIS-06-18-1030-PDN

Peregrine W T H, Kassim bin Ahmad, 1982. Phytopathological Paper. Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK: Commonwealth Mycological Institute. 87 pp.

Suwannarach N, Sujarit K, Kumla J, Bussaban B, Lumyong S, 2013. First report of leaf spot disease on oil palm caused by Pestalotiopsis theae in Thailand. Journal of General Plant Pathology. 79 (4), 277-279. DOI:10.1007/s10327-013-0453-7

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