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Citrus Huanglongbing (greening) (230) Print Fact Sheet


Common Name

Citrus greening, citrus huanglongbing (greening) disease.

Scientific Name

Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (Asian form), Candidatus Liberibacter africanus (African form), and Candidatus Liberibacter americanus (South American form). The three pathogens can only be distinguished by molecular tests. The abbreviation is HLB. The name 'huanglongbing' means 'yellow shoot disease'.

AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
Information from Briansky RH, Dewdney MM, Rogers ME (2014) Florida citrus pest management guide: huanglongbing (citrus greening). U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida. (; CABI (2014) Crop Protection Compendium Citrus huanglongbing (greening) disease (; and information (and Photos 1&3) from Citrus diseases huanglongbing (HLB) (2013). USAD, UF. (; and information (and Photo 2) Susan E Halbert In: Asian Citrus Psyllid and Huanglongbing Disease (2013) UCIPM Online. ( Photo 4 HD Catling, Photo 5 Jeffrey W Lotz, Florida Department of Agriculrture and Consumer Services,

Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.

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