UK Risk Register Details for 'Candidatus Phytoplasma palmae'

This record was last updated on 10/09/2021

Common Names

  • Awka disease of coconut
  • Bronze leaf wilt of coconut
  • Cape St Paul wilt of coconut
  • Kaincope disease of coconut
  • Kribi disease of coconut
  • Lethal yellowing of coconut

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced with vector or finds vector

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)

Common Pathways

  • show / hide
This section is currently being developed as part of the next phase of the Risk Register.

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 1
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 2
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 2
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 4

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

As coconut lethal yellowing phytoplasma: Regulated quarantine pest

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 1
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 2
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 2
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 4

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions

Regulation

Deregulation

Management By Industry

Targeted Survey

PRA

Contingency Plan

Publicity

Research

Distribution and Pest Details

Distribution

Country / Territory Status Notes
Europe
United Kingdom Absent
North America
Mexico Present
United States Present
Africa
Mozambique Present
Central America
Antigua and Barbuda Present
Belize Present
Cayman Islands Present
Cuba Present
Dominican Republic Present
Guatemala Present
Haiti Present
Honduras Present
Jamaica Present
Saint Kitts and Nevis Present

Type of Pest

  • Phytoplasma

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Phoenix

Major Hosts

  • Cocos L.
  • Cocos nucifera L.
  • Palmae
  • Phoenix L.
  • Phoenix canariensis Hort. Ex Chabaud
  • Phoenix dactylifera L.
  • Arecaceae (family)

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

As coconut lethal yellowing phytoplasma: Regulated quarantine pest. EPPO A1

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Statutory action against findings

General Comments

Primarily a pest of coconut, but can also cause the disease and death of Phoenix palms.