Australasian Plant Pathology

, Volume 32, Issue 1, pp 109–111 | Cite as

Foliar diseases of Eucalyptus spp. grown for ornamental cut foliage

Short Research Note


Eight Eucalyptus species grown for ornamental foliage have been seriously affected by leaf blight and leaf spot caused by Mycosphaerella cryptica, Dichomera versiformis and Phaeophleospora eucalypti. Other fungi such as Readeriella mirabilis, Sarcostroma brevilatum, Thyrinula eucalypti, Vermisporium aff. falcatum and Harkrtessia victoriae were found associated with smaller spots. Most of these are new host records.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Botany DepartmentLa Trobe UniversityAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Natural Resources and EnvironmentForest Science CentreHeidelbergAustralia

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