EPPO Global Database

Austropuccinia psidii(PUCCPS)

Distribution details in New Caledonia

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2013: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2013
Pest status declared by NPPO: Present: only in some areas (2013-05)
Comments
EPPO Reporting Service (2014/150) : first detected in March 2013 in Farino (South province) on Syzygium jambos (Myrtaceae). The disease was then found along the north and east coast of the country.

References
* IPPC website. Official Pest Reports – New Caledonia. Puccinia psidii in New Caledonia (2013-05-31). https://www.ippc.int/index.php

* Soewarto J, Carriconde F, Hugot N, Bocs S, Hamelin C, Maggia L (2017) Impact of Austropuccinia psidii in New Caledonia, a biodiversity hotspot. Forest Pathology. DOI: 10.1111/efp.12402
------ Survey carried out from 2013 to 2015: only 1 genotype occurs in New Caledonia. The fungus was found on a wide range of Myrtaceae and across Grande Terre (also detected in Ouvéa, Lifou, and Maré).