Pest Free Status of Puccinia psidii in ornamentals in Singapore

Publication Date
Thu, 06 Feb 2014, 00:00
Last Updated
Nov. 18, 2014, 9:01 a.m.
Report Number
Pest Id
Puccinia psidii - (PUCCPS)
Report Status
Myrtaceae family (specifically for Syzygium spp., which has many ornamental species present in Singapore).
Pest Status
  • Absent: no pest records
Geographical Distribution
Source: CABI CPC 2014 Wide distribution

Puccinia psidii is a regulated quarantine pest in Singapore. A detection survey was initiated from Feb 2012 to Nov 2013 targeting mainly the Myrtaceae family in Singapore with a sample size of 373. Out of a total of 375 samples collected comprising of 72% (270 samples) Syzygium spp.(consisting of at least 13 different species) with the rest being Acacia spp., Callistemon citrinus, C. viminalis, Eucalyptus platyphylla, E. alba, Melaleuca cajuputi, M. viridiflora, Psidium guajava and Leptospermum brachyandrum, Puccinia psidii was not detected. The status of this fungal pathogen in Singapore: Absent: no pest records (confirmed by survey)

Myrtaceae family
Contact for info
Ms. Mei Lai Yap Contact Point for Singapore [email protected]
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