Update on Myrtle Rust in Australia

Fecha de publicación
Mié, 05 May 2010, 02:00
Última actualización
Jun. 30, 2015, 8:08 a.m.
Número del informe
Plaga identificada
Uredo rangelii - (UREDRA)
Estado del informe
Myrtle rust has been found on numerous Myrtaceae species including willow myrtle, turpentine, tea tree, lilly pilly, water gum, bottle brush and Austromyrtus.
Estado de la plaga
  • Present: only in some areas
Distribución geográfica
It has been found in New South Wales and in nurseries in Queensland.

Myrtle rust was first detected in Australia on the Central Coast of New South Wales in April 2010. Observations on the detections in state forests and nature reserves indicate that the disease may have been present in Australia for at least two years.

It is not known how Myrtle rust entered Australia. Rust fungi produce microscopic spores which are carried by wind, people's clothing, plants or goods that are shipped around the world.

Myrtle rust is a disease that affects the Myrtaceae family of plants, which includes many Australian native species. The fungus that causes Myrtle rust belongs to a group of fungi known as the guava rust complex. This complex of diseases is native to South America and is also present in the United States of America (Florida and Hawaii) and Mexico.
Contacto para obtener más información
Australian Chief Plant Protection Officer Australian Government Department of Agriculture, GPO Box 858 Canberra ACT 2601 Australia ippc.contactpoint@agriculture.gov.au
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