Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Sirococcus castaneae

Sirococcus castaneae (Prillieux & Delacroix) Meyer, Senn-Irlet & Sieber, 2017

on Castanea


Causes the “Javart disease”: deep, small, elongated cankers appearing as bright brown patches on the bark, frequently beginning at the stem base; the diseased bark drops off, exposing the wood.

host plants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Castanea sativa.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Diplodina castaneae Prillieux & Delacroix, 1893.


Brandenburger (1985a: 58), Buhr (1964a), Roskam (2019a).

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