Australasian Plant Disease Notes

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 5–8 | Cite as

The Eucalyptus canker pathogen Holocryphia eucalypti on Eucalyptus in New Zealand

  • M. GryzenhoutEmail author
  • M. Vermeulen
  • M. Dick
  • M. J. Wingfield


Holocryphia eucalypti is an opportunistic canker pathogen of Eucalyptus and Corymbia spp. (Myrtaceae, Myrtales) in Australia and South Africa. It is also known in Australia on Tibouchina trees (Melastomataceae, Myrtales). Using DNA sequence comparisons and morphological characterisation, we show for the first time that H. eucalypti is present in New Zealand on Eucalyptus spp.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Gryzenhout
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. Vermeulen
    • 2
  • M. Dick
    • 3
  • M. J. Wingfield
    • 1
  1. 1.Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI)University of PretoriaPretoriaSouth Africa
  2. 2.Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology, Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI)University of PretoriaPretoriaSouth Africa
  3. 3.Scion ResearchNew Zealand Forest Institute LtdRotoruaNew Zealand

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