EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 04 - 1993 Num. article: 1993/74

Puccinia pelargonii-zonalis present in India

Up to now Puccinia pelargonii-zonalis (EPPO A2 pest) has been reported to occur only in one Asian country (Israel). A report from India, however, states that the fungus has occurred on Pelargonium hortorum since 1984 in Bangalore, Karnataka. This is the first report of P. pelargonii-zonalis from the main Asian continent.


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