Banana bunchy top disease

Bunchy top disease

Photo by Jeff Daniels

  • caused by Banana bunchy top virus (Asian subgroup) (Babuvirus)
  • found in southern Queensland, New South Wales, West Papua and widespread in South East Asia
  • dark green dot-dash flecks along leaf veins
  • emerging leaves become bunched
  • plants stunted
  • spread in infected plant parts and by aphids

High priority pest of: Bananas

Scientific name: Banana bunchy top virus (Asian subgroup) (Babuvirus)
EPPRD Category:
Life Form: Virus

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol