Banana Xanthomonas wilt

Banana Xanthomonas wilt

Photo by Anthony Young

  • found in Central Africa
  • yellowish ooze from cut tissue
  • pink discolouration of internal tissue
  • wilting of leaves
  • can kill whole plants within a month
  • spread in infected plant parts, soil, water and by insects

Scientific name: Xanthomonas vasicola pv. musacearum
EPPRD Category:
Life Form: Fungus

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol