In April 2018, Xanthomonas citri subsp citri (citrus canker) was detected in the Northern Territory and Western Australia on potted West Indian lime plants linked to retail nurseries.
In November 2019, after completion of the recommended tracing and surveillance activities, absence of citrus canker has been declared for all Australian states and territories except the Northern Territory.
The Northern Territory continues approved activities to eradicate the bacterium and demonstrate Proof of Freedom.
Pest Status: Present: under eradication - Northern Territory Absent: pest eradicated - Western Australia, Queensland Absent: no pest record - New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia
Synonyms Xanthomonas smithii subsp. citri Gabriel et al., 1989, Schaad et al., 2007 Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri (Hasse) Vauterin et al., 1995 Xanthomonas citri (ex Hasse, 1915) Gabriel et al., 1989 Xanthomonas campestris pv. aurantifolii Gabriel et al., 1989 Xanthomonas campestris pv. citri (Hasse) Dye, 1978 Xanthomonas citri f.sp. aurantifoliae Namekata and Oliveira, 1972 Pseudomonas citri Hasse, 1915