Banana bract mosaic disease

Banana bract mosaic disease

Photo by John Thomas

  • found in India, the Philippines and Sri Lanka
  • dark red-brown pattern on flower bracts
  • green or red streaks on leaf midribs
  • severe infection leads to fruit rejection
  • can be symptomless
  • spread by aphids

High priority pest of: Bananas

Scientific name: Banana bract mosaic virus (Potyvirus)
EPPRD Category: 3
Life Form: Virus

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol