EPPO Global Database

Austropuccinia psidii(PUCCPS)

Distribution details in Singapore

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2019: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2016
First found in August 2016 on leaves of Rhodomyrtus tomentosa (Myrtaceae).
* du Plessis E, McTaggart AR, Granados GM, Wingfield MJ, Roux J, Ali MIM, Pegg GS, Makinson J, Purcell M (2017) First report of myrtle rust caused by Austropuccinia psidii on Rhodomyrtus tomentosa (Myrtaceae) from Singapore. Plant Disease 101(9), p 1676.

* du Plessis E, Granados GM, Barnes I, Ho WH, Alexander BJR, Roux J, McTaggart AR (2019). The pandemic strain of Austropuccinia psidii causes myrtle rust in New Zealand and Singapore. Australasian Plant Pathology. DOI 10.1007/s13313-019-0624-x