Status of Coleosporium plumeriae in Plumeria trees in Singapore

Publication Date
Thu, 06 Feb 2014, 00:00
Last Updated
Nov. 18, 2014, 9:01 a.m.
Report Number
Pest Id
Coleosporium plumeriae - (COLSPL)
Report Status
C. plumeriae had been recorded only in hosts from the genus Plumeria (Main) and in other host – Catharanthus roseus. [Source: CABI CPC 2014]
Pest Status
  • Unknown
Geographical Distribution
Asia – China: Hunan and Yunnan; India, Malaysia and Vietnam; North America – Bermuda, Florida, Hawaii & Louisiana; Oceania – Australia, American Samoa, Marshall island and Federated states of Micronesia. [Source: CABI CPC 2014]

Coleosporium plumeriae is a regulated non quarantine pest of Singapore. A monitoring survey with a sample size of 246 was initiated from Jan 2009 to Sep 2013 to determine the prevalence of this pathogen in Singapore. A total of 280 samples had been collected and examined, of which 24 came from post entry inspection of 2000 Plumeria samples (Source: Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia). All 280 samples were found to be infested with Coleosporium plumeriae. The above results confirmed that the situation of Coleosporium plumeriae is officially declared as Present: in all parts of the area where host crop is grown. The prevalence of this rust pathogen on imports was estimated to be 1.2% (24 out of a total 2,000 imports for the period surveyed). The status of this RNQP would be reviewed.

Plumeria trees and saplings.
Contact for info
Mei Lai Yap (Ms) Contact Point - Singapore [email protected]
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