Arborist b 480-969-8808Measles



Scientific Name

None - a disorder

Other common names 

Citrus measles





Disease cycle 

Measles can be graft transmitted.


Leaf - numerous pale yellow spots on leaves that can be seen on the upper leaf surface and appear tan to brown on the lower surface.

Whole tree - often a single branch or limb exhibits symptoms.

It should be noted that: Measles occurs on rare occasions. It tends to only occur on a few trees in a grove.

Host range 

Measles has been observed on multiple sweet orange varieties.


Measles has occurred in Florida and Brazil. Larger scale outbreaks have been reported in Brazil.

Easily confused with

Citrus varigated chlorosis (CVC), leprosis, and psorosis

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