Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Laurel Wilt Disease

Laurel wilt is a deadly disease of redbay (Persea borbonia) and other tree species in the Laurel family (Lauraceae). The disease is caused by a fungus (Raffaelea lauricola) that is introduced into host trees by a nonnative insect, the redbay ambrosia beetle (Xyleborus glabratus). 

Laurel Wilt in Florida Video


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Laurel Wilt Disease Updates

Laurel Wilt Working Group Updates

Laurel Wilt in Avocado Trees

Laurel Wilt Disease Distribution Maps

How to Submit a Sample

Host Descriptions