Mango sudden death syndrome

Mango sudden death syndrome

Photo by Ali Obaid Al-Adawi, Ministry of Agriculture, Sultanate of Oman

  • Found in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa
  • Symptoms vary depending on which species of Ceratocystis is present
  • Causes parts or all of the tree to wilt and die
  • Blue-grey to brown staining of vascular tissue
  • Life cycle not well understood but likely spread with the mango bark beetle

High priority pest of: Mangoes

Scientific name: Ceratocystis fimbriata sensu lato and C. manginecans
EPPRD Category:
Life Form: Fungus

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol