RUST FUNGI OF AUSTRALIA
Authors: Roger Shivas, Dean Beasley and Alistair McTaggart
Contributors: Angus Carnegie, Andrew Mitchell and Elaine Davison
Welcome to Rust Fungi of Australia, an interactive key for species of plant pathogenic rust fungi (Pucciniomycotina) known from Australia. Rust fungi parasitise a wide range of host plants including ferns, conifers and angiosperms. Worldwide, there are about 8000 species of rust fungi and approximately 200 generic names have been proposed.
With Rust Fungi of Australia you will be able to:
- Use the interactive Lucid key to quickly and accurately identify species of rust fungi found in Australia.
- Access comprehensive information for each species, including descriptions, field photos, scanned specimens and light micrographs.
- Browse information by species and also view supplementary information including a host index and list of references.
How to cite this website:
Shivas RG, Beasley DR, McTaggart AR (2014). Online identification guides for Australian smut fungi (Ustilaginomycotina) and rust fungi (Pucciniales). IMA Fungus 5: 195–202.
This key was created using Lucid Builder 3.5.32, and requires Java 8 (Version 8 Update 102).
- Rust Fungi of Australia published (106 taxon) Lucid 3.5.19 - 27 Jun 2014.
- Fact sheet updates, key updated to Lucid 3.5.23 - 12 Nov 2014.
- Two new taxa added - Desmella anemiae and Uredinopsis pteridis - 10 Jul 2015.
- Ten new taxa added - Endoraecium spp. - 21 Dec 2015.
- Key updated to Lucid 3.5.30, Phakopsora breyniae and Puccinia scirpi added - 16 Aug 2016.
- Key updated to Lucid 3.5.32, Puccinia allii sensu lato/sensu Gaumann added - 20 Jan 2017.
- One new taxon added - Puccinia mixta - 19 Apr 2017.
- Taxa update - Austropuccinia psidii and Puccinia merrilliana - 01 Sep 2017.
For more information about Rust Fungi of Australia please contact:
Plant Pathology Herbarium
Biosecurity Queensland, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
GPO Box 267 Brisbane QLD 4001