List of tea diseases

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Many of the diseases, pathogens and pests that affect the tea plant (Camellia sinensis) may affect other members of the Camellia genus of plants.

Bacterial diseases[edit]

Bacterial diseases
Bacterial canker Xanthomonas campestris pv. theicola

Xanthomonas gorlencovianum

Bacterial shoot blight Pseudomonas avellanae pv. theae
Crown gall Agrobacterium tumefaciens

Fungal diseases[edit]

Fungal diseases
Anthracnose

Colletotrichum theae-sinensis
= Gloeosporium theae-sinensis

Armillaria root rot

Armillaria mellea
= Armillariella mellea
Armillaria heimii
= Armillaria fuscipes

Bird's eye spot

Cercoseptoria ocellata
= Cercospora theae
Pseudocercospora theae
= Septoria theae
= Cercoseptoria theae

Black blight

Cylindrocladium lanceolatum

Black root rot

Rosellinia arcuata
Rosellinia bunodes

Black rot

Ceratobasidium sp.
Corticium invisum
Corticium theae

Blister blight[1]

Exobasidium vexans

Botryodiplodia root rot

Lasiodiplodia theobromae
= Botryodiplodia theobromae

Brown blight[1]

Glomerella cingulata
Colletotrichum gloeosporioides [anamorph]
= Colletotrichum camelliae

Brown root rot

Phellinus noxius
= Fomes noxius

Brown spot

Calonectria colhounii
Cylindrocladium colhounii [anamorph]

Brown zonate leaf blight

Ceuthospora lauri

Bud blight

Phoma theicola

Charcoal stump rot

Ustulina deusta
Ustulina zonata [anamorph]

Collar and branch canker

Phomopsis theae

Collar rot

Rhizoctonia solani
Thanatephorus cucumeris [teleomorph]

Copper blight

Guignardia camelliae

Damping-off

Cylindrocladium floridanum
Calonectria kyotensis [teleomorph]
Hypochnus centrifugus

Dieback

Leptothyrium theae
Nectria cinnabarina

Gray blight[1]

Pestalotiopsis theae
= Pestalotia theae
Pestalotiopsis longiseta
= Pestalotia longiseta

Gray mold

Botrytis cinerea

Gray spot

Phyllosticta dusana

Horse-hair blight[1]

Marasmius crinis-equi
= Marasmius equicrinis

Leaf spot

Calonectria pyrochroa
= Calonectria quinqueseptata
Cylindrocladium ilicicola [anamorph]
Calonectria theae
Cylindrocladium theae [anamorph]
Cochliobolus carbonum
Hendersonia theicola
Pestalotiopsis adusta
Phaeosphaerella theae
Pleospora theae

Leaf scab

Elsinoë theae

Macrophoma stem canker

Macrophoma theicola

Net blister blight

Exobasidium reticulatum

Pale brown root rot

Pseudophaeolus baudonii

Phloem necrosis

Phloem necrosis virus (Camellia Virus 1)

Phyllosticta leaf spot

Phyllosticta erratica
Phyllosticta theae

Pink disease

Corticium salmonicolor

Poria root rot and stem canker

Poria hypobrunnea

Purple root rot

Helicobasidium compactum

Red leaf spot

Phoma theicola

Red root rot

Ganoderma philippii
Poria hypolateritia

Red rust (alga)[1]

Cephaleuros virescens
= Cephaleuros parasiticus

Rim blight

Cladosporium sp.

Root rot

Cylindrocarpon tenue
Cylindrocladiella camelliae
= Cylindrocladium camelliae
Cylindrocladium clavatum
Fomes lamaënsis
Ganoderma applanatum
Ganoderma lucidum

Rough bark

Patellaria theae

Sclerotial blight

Sclerotium rolfsii
Athelia rolfsii [teleomorph]
= Corticium rolfsii

Shoot withering Diplodia theae-sinensis
Sooty mold

Capnodium footii
Capnodium theae
Meliola camelliae

Stump rot

Irpex destruens

Tarry root rot

Hypoxylon asarcodes

Thorny stem blight

Tunstallia aculeata

Thread blight

Marasmius tenuissimus

Twig blight

Patellaria theae

Twig dieback, stem canker[1]

Macrophoma theicola

Velvet blight

Septobasidium bogoriense
Septobasidium pilosum
Septobasidium theae

Violet root rot

Sphaerostilbe repens

White root rot

Rigidoporus microporus
= Rigidoporus lignosus
= Fomes lignosus

White scab

Elsinoe leucospila
= Sphaceloma theae

White spot Phyllosticta theifolia
Wood rot

Hypoxylon nummularium
Hypoxylon serpens
Hypoxylon vestitum

Xylaria root rot

Xylaria sp.

Nematodes, parasitic[edit]

Nematodes, parasitic
Burrowing nematode

Radopholus similis

Dagger nematode

Xiphinema insigne

Lance nematode

Hoplolaimus columbus

Mature tea nematode

Meloidogyne brevicauda

Pin nematode

Paratylenchus curvitatus

Reniform nematode

Rotylenchulus reniformis

Root-knot nematode

Meloidogyne arenaria
Meloidogyne hapla
Meloidogyne incognita
Meloidogyne javanica
Meloidogyne thamesi

Root lesion nematode

Pratylenchus brachyurus
Pratylenchus loosi

Sheath nematode

Hemicriconemoides kanayaensis

Spiral nematode

Helicotylenchus dihystera
Helicotylenchus erythrinae

Stunt nematode

Tylenchorhynchus sp.

Lepidoptera (butterflies and moth) pests[edit]

Lepidoptera (butterflies and moth) pests
Case-bearer species

Coleophora scaleuta

Case-bearer species

Coleophora vigilis

Ghost moth species

Endoclita malabaricus

Ghost moth species

Endoclita punctimargo

Ghost moth species

Endoclita purpurescens

Ghost moth species

Endoclita sericeus

Willow Beauty

Peribatodes rhomboidaria

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Keith, Lisa; Ko, Wen-Hsiung; Sato, Dwight M.; University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. Identification Guide for Diseases of Tea (Camellia sinensis), Plant Disease, October 2006.