EPPO Global Database

Teratosphaeria zuluensis(CONIZU)

Distribution details in South Africa

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2010: Present, no details
First recorded in: 1991
From CABI Disease map 974 (2006): Present, no details
EPPO Reporting Service (2003/031)

Coniothyrium canker was first discovered in plantations of Eucalyptus grandis in the Zululand forestry area of South Africa in 1991 and the causal agent was described as a new species, Coniothyrium zuluense (later renamed T. zuluensis).
* Cortinas MN, Barnes I, Wingfield MJ, Wingfield BD (2010) Genetic diversity in the Eucalyptus stem pathogen Teratosphaeria zuluensis. Autralasian Plant Pathology 39(5), 383-393.

* van Zyl LM, Coutinho TA, Wingfield MJ, Pongpanich K, Wingfield BD (2002) Morphological and molecular relatedness of geographically diverse isolates of Coniothyrium zuluense from South Africa and Thailand. Mycological Research 106, 51–59.

* van Zyl LM, Coutinho TA, Wingfield MJ (2002) Morphological, cultural and pathogenic characteristics of Coniothyrium zuluense isolates from different plantation regions in South Africa. Mycopathologia 155, 149–153.

* Wingfield MJ, Crous PW, Coutinho TA (1997) A serious new canker disease of Eucalyptus in South Africa caused by a new species of Coniothyrium. Mycopathologia 136, 139–145.