UK Risk Register Details for Texas Phoenix palm decline

Pest has been archived

This pest has been assessed for the Risk Register and is considered to pose a low risk to the UK. The information on this pest was correct as of 12/08/2020, but is no longer actively maintained. It will only be updated if new information is received which indicates the potential for a significant increase in risk to the UK.

This record was last updated on 12/08/2020

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

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  • Pest is introduced with vector or finds vector

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

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  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)

Common Pathways

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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

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Key mitigation for 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 Status Notes
Europe
United Kingdom Absent
North America
United States Present (Limited)

Type of Pest

  • Phytoplasma

Host or Industry at Risk

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Phoenix

Major Hosts

  • Phoenix L.
  • Phoenix canariensis Hort. Ex Chabaud
  • Phoenix dactylifera L.
  • Phoenix reclinata Jacq.
  • Phoenix sylvestris (= silvestris) (L.) Roxb.
  • Sabal palmetto (Walt.) Lodd. Ex Schult.
  • Syagrus romanzoffiana (Cham.) Glassm.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

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Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

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Action

No current Actions Indicated

General Comments

Phytoplasma which is causing disease and death of Phoenix palms in Texas and Florida. Unlikely to be introduced or be able to cause significant damage in the UK.