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Australasian Plant Pathology

, Volume 32, Issue 1, pp 113–115 | Cite as

Phytophthora cinnamomi causing disease in subalpine vegetation in New South Wales

  • K. L. McDougallEmail author
  • B. A. Summerell
  • D. Coburn
  • M. Newton
Short Research Note

Abstract

Phytophthora cinnamomi is causing the death of a dominant understorey shrub (Oxylobium arborescens) in subalpine woodland at Barrington Tops National Park, northern New South Wales. A threatened species, Tasmannia purpurascens, is also affected. The diseased area is about 5 ha, which is large in New South Wales where P. cinnamomi has not been regarded as a serious pathogen. The infestation is unusual in such high altitude vegetation.

Keywords

Australasian Plant Pathology Diseased Area Pimaricin Phytophthora Cinnamomi Feral Horse 
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© Australasian Plant Pathology Society 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. L. McDougall
    • 1
    Email author
  • B. A. Summerell
    • 2
  • D. Coburn
    • 3
  • M. Newton
    • 3
  1. 1.Threatened Species UnitNSW National Parks and Wildlife ServiceQueanbeyanAustralia
  2. 2.Royal Botanie Gardens SydneyMrs Macquaries RoadSydneyAustralia
  3. 3.NSW National Parks and Wildlife ServiceBarrington Tops AreaGloucesterAustralia

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