Banana freckle

Banana freckle Cavendish strain-5393417

Photo by Yuan-Min Shen, Taichung District Agricultural Research and Extension Station,

  • found in South East Asia
  • infects leaves and fruit
  • numerous minute dark spots
  • severe infection causes leaf yellowing
  • can lead to wilting and death of the plant
  • spread by spores on wet surfaces

High priority pest of: Bananas

Scientific name: Phyllosticta spp. including P. cavendishii, P. sydowiana and P. musarum
EPPRD Category: 3
Life Form: Fungus

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol