Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Diplodina castaneae

Diplodina castaneae Prillieux & Delacroix, 1893

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).


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


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

Last modified 26.viii.2022