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UK Risk Register Details for Xiphinema insigne

Pest has been archived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 The information on this pest was correct as of 11/07/2024, but is no longer actively maintained.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 11/07/2024

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

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  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

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  • Plants for planting (with soil)

Common Pathways

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  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)
  • Soil/growing medium

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 1
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 2
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 4
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 8

Current Mitigations

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Key mitigation for pest

Prohibition of key pathway



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 1
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 2
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 4
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 8

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country / Territory Status Notes
United Kingdom Absent
North America
United States Present
Egypt Present
Malawi Present
Mauritius Present
South Africa Present
China Present
India Present
Israel Present
Japan Present
Malaysia Present
North Korea Present
Pakistan Present
Philippines Present
South Korea Present
Sri Lanka Present
Thailand Present

Type of Pest

  • Nematode (Dorylaimida)

Host or Industry at Risk

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Botanical collections or specialists

Major Hosts

  • Aegle marmelos (L.) Corr.
  • Annona muricata L.
  • Bauhinia variegata L.
  • Bougainvillea Willd./Comm. Ex Juss. Corr. Spach
  • Brassica oleracea L.
  • Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp./Huth
  • Coffea arabica L.
  • Curcuma longa L.
  • Grewia asiatica L.
  • Mangifera indica L.
  • Musa L.
  • Nertera Banks & Soland. Ex Gaertn.
  • Oryza sativa L.
  • Persea americana Mill.
  • Pinus L.
  • Psidium guajava L.
  • Saccharum officinarum L.
  • Tagetes erecta L.
  • Thuja L.
  • Vitis vinifera L.
  • Zingiber officinale Roscoe
  • Citrus
  • Pterospermum acerifolium (L.) Willd.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Coniferous

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (1996)

Regulation and EPPO listing

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Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

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No Statutory action

General Comments

Tropical nematode pest moving in trade. Assessed for risk to botanical collections in glasshouses.

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