EPPO Global Database

Austropuccinia psidii(PUCCPS)

Distribution details in South Africa

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2013: Present, restricted distribution
Comments
EPPO Reporting Service (98/199): an alert to this newly important pest. The record in South Africa is based only on rust symptoms, without specific identification.

EPPO Reporting Service (2013/245) : the presence of P. psidii was confirmed in May 2013 in an ornamental myrtaceous shrub (Myrtus communis) in a garden in KwaZulu-Natal province (Roux et al., 2013).
References
* Coutinho, T.A.; Wingfield, M.J.; Alfenas, A.C.; Crous, P.W. (1998) Eucalyptus rust: a disease with the potential for serious international implications. Plant Disease, 82(7), 819-825.

* Roux J, Greyling I, Coutinho TA, Verleur M, Wingfield MJ (2013) The myrtle rust pathogen, Puccinia psidii, discovered in Africa. IMA Fungus 4(1), 155-159.