EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 03 - 2000 Num. article: 2000/051

Striga lutea does not occur in Australia

The Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service has recently informed the EPPO Secretariat that Striga lutea does not occur in Australia. The record appearing in the EPPO RS 2000/02 is based on a misidentification. The only Striga species present in Australia are three native species: S. curviflora, S. multiflora (both occurring in Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland) and S. parviflora (occurring in Northern Territory and Queensland).


Personal communication with Brian Stynes, Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service, 2000-02.