EPPO Global Database

Austropuccinia psidii(PUCCPS)

Distribution details in Australia

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2016: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2010
First found in Australia in the state of New South Wales in April 2010 (the rust was initially identified as Uredo rangelii but was later confirmed as P. psidii). Later found in Queensland (December 2010) and Victoria (2011). Mainly occuring in native forests, but also detected in some plantations.
* Carnegie (2015) First report of Puccinia psidii (myrtle rust) in Eucalyptus plantations in Australia. Plant Disease 99(1), p 161.

* Morin L, Aveyard R, Lidbetter JR, Wilson PG (2012) Investigating the host-range of the rust fungus Puccinia psidii sensu lato across tribes of the family Myrtaceae present in Australia. PlosOne 7(4), e35434.

* Pegg GS, Giblin FR, McTaggart AR, Guymer GP, Taylor H, Ireland KB, Shivas RG, Perry S (2014), Puccinia psidii in Queensland, Australia: disease symptoms, distribution and impact. Plant Pathology 63, 1005–1021.

* Sandhu KS, Karaoglu H, Zhang P, Park RF (2016) Simple sequence repeat markers support the presence of a single genotype of Puccinia psidii in Australia. Plant Pathology 65(7), 1084-1094.

* Westaway JO (2016) The pathogen myrtle rust (Puccinia psidii) in the Northern Territory: First detection, new host and potential impacts. Northern Territory Naturalist 27, 13-28.