Interception of Angelonia flower break virus (AnFBV) in New South Wales

Publication Date
Thu, 30 Apr 2009, 02:00
Last Updated
July 24, 2015, 7:59 a.m.
Report Number
AUS-24/3
Country
Australia
Pest Id
Angelonia flower break virus - (AFBV00)
Report Status
Final
Hosts
Verbena
Pest Status
  • Absent: intercepted only
Geographical Distribution
Absent
Summary

AnFBV was discovered on aysmptomatic verbena plant material derived from imported tissue culture using a new diagnostic test in December 2008. All plants that tested positive were symptomless. All plants in the consignment have been destroyed.

Danger
AnFBV is a carmovirus and is likely to be readily transmitted by touch. The virus is known to cause flower break symptoms on Angelonias and in this case no symptoms were noted on Verbenas. Other known hosts are Angelonia spp and Phlox spp.
Contact for info
Australian Chief Plant Protection Officer Australian Government Department of Agriculture, GPO Box 858 Canberra ACT 2601 Australia ippc.contactpoint@agriculture.gov.au
Issue keywords
Pest status:Absent/Absence
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