EPPO Global Database

Lycium ferocissimum(LYUFE)

Distribution details in Australia

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 1992: Present, restricted distribution
Comments
EPPO Reporting Service (2021/092) : Puccinia rapipes was identified as potential candidates for biocontrol.
References
* Environmental Weeds of Australia for Biosecurity Queensland (2016). Fact Sheet on Lycium ferocissimum. Available at: https://keyserver.lucidcentral.org/weeds/data/media/Html/lycium_ferocissimum.htm

* Ireland KB, Hunter GC, Wood A, Delaisse C, Morin L (2019) Evaluation of the rust fungus Puccinia rapipes for biological control of Lycium ferocissimum (African boxthorn) in Australia: Life cycle, taxonomy and pathogenicity. Fungal Biology 123, 811-823.