Australasian Plant Pathology

, Volume 36, Issue 1, pp 1–16 | Cite as

Puccinia psidii: a threat to the Australian environment and economy —a review

  • M. GlenEmail author
  • A. C. Alfenas
  • E. A. V. Zauza
  • M. J. Wingfield
  • C. Mohammed
Invited review


Puccinia psidii causes a rust disease on a broad range of hosts in the Myrtaceae and Heteropyxidaceae. It is native to South America where it can cause severe disease in eucalypt plantations and other introduced Myrtaceae. The pathogen has recently expanded its geographical range to Hawaii, increasing concerns about the potential for an incursion in Australia. This paper reviews the taxonomy, biology, impact and options for control of P. psidii. It also discusses the probable impact if an incursion were to occur in Australia and the preparations that must be made to mitigate adverse consequences.


Australasian Plant Pathology Azoxystrobin Rust Disease Psidium Guajava Pitch Canker 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Glen
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. C. Alfenas
    • 2
  • E. A. V. Zauza
    • 2
  • M. J. Wingfield
    • 3
  • C. Mohammed
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Ensis Forest Biosecurity & ProtectionHobartAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Plant PathologyFederal University of ViçosaViçosaBrazil
  3. 3.Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology InstituteUniversity of PretoriaPretoriaSouth Africa
  4. 4.University of TasmaniaHobartAustralia

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