First report of Puccinia hemerocallidis in Australia
Puccinia hemerocallidis (EPPO Alert List) has recently been found at Maleny in south-east Queensland, Australia. This is the first report of daylily rust in Australia. Considering the widespread distribution of potentially infected rhizomes from the infected production site and the difficulty of controlling air-borne diseases, it has been concluded that eradication was not feasible in Australia. However, restrictions on the internal movement of daylilies and other hosts have been put in place. The situation of P. hemerocallidis in Australia can be described as follows. Present, found in Queensland.
IPPC contact point in Australia, 2002-02.
Queensland Government web site. Department of Primary Industry
Daylily rust. A new disease in Queensland.