Glen, A., A.C. Alfenas, E.A.V. Zauza, M.J. Wingfield, and C. Mohammed. 2007. Puccinia psidii: a threat to the Australian environment and economy--a review. Australasian Plant Pathology, vol. 36. pp. 1-16.
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