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MYRTLE RUST IS A PROBLEM IN AUSTRALIA.WATCH FOR THESE SIGNS…

Myrtle rust

Myrtle rust is a serious fungal disease that affects plants in the Myrtaceae family. So far, it has been identified on more than 60 species, including Australian natives such as eucalypts, bottlebrush (Callistemon spp.) and tea tree (Melaleuca spp.). However, the exact host range is not yet known.

Note: Myrtle rust can be found on more than one species of Rhodamnia. (Examples of common names include brush turpentine, scrub stringybark and iron malletwood.)

General information

Below are some links to information about myrtle rust, including plants that the disease affects and a photo gallery of affected plants.

  • What is myrtle rust?
    General information, including symptoms and damage, affected plants, how it spreads and quarantine restrictions

Further information

Sourced & published by Henry Sapiecha

May 4th, 2011
Topic: PESTS DISEASES BACTERIA VIRUSES, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS Tags: , , , , ,

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