Myrtle Rust is a major new threat to Australia’s flora. This information hub has been developed by the ANPC to contribute to response capabilities here in Australia and overseas.
The ANPC has been at the centre of attempts by concerned scientists and conservation practitioners to develop a coordinated and funded national response to this threat. Your support for our work in this area, and on broader aspects of environmental biosecurity, would be welcome – please contact the office.
Two recent (June 2018) documents are posted here by permission of the Australian Plant Biosecurity Science Foundation.
Myrtle Rust reviewed: the impacts of the invasive pathogen Austropuccinia psidii on the Australian environment. Makinson, R.O. (2018a). Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre, Canberra.
Myrtle Rust in Australia – a draft Action Plan. Makinson, R.O. (2018b). Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre, Canberra.
Rust pustules and spore masses on Agonis flexuosa (willow myrtle) cv. ‘Afterdark’.
(Dr Louise Morin ©CSIRO)
MYRTLE RUST – OTHER KEY INFORMATION (SEPT 2014 – updates pending)
- Puccinia psidii: Australian host-list, current at 24 Sept 2014 (pdf from excel)
- Puccinia psidii: Australian host-list, current at 24 Sept 2014 (pdf from word)
- Puccinia psidii: Global host-list, current at September 2014
- Puccinia psidii Bibliography and extension material directory, version 6
- ‘Myrtle Rust – What’s Happening?’ (Makinson 2014, APC 23(1) [June-Sept 2014]: 13–15