Rust Fungi of Southeast Asia

Rust Fungi of Southeast Asia

Authors: Roger Shivas, Alistair McTaggart and Dean Beasley

Welcome to Rust Fungi of Southeast Asia, an interactive key for the species of plant pathogenic rust fungi (Pucciniomycotina) known from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

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 Southeast Asia you will be able to:

  • Use the interactive Lucid key or dichotomous keys to quickly and accurately identify any of the species of rust fungi found in Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
  • Access comprehensive information for each of the species, including descriptions, distribution maps, scanned specimens, light micrographs and scanning electron micrographs.
  • Browse information by species and generic name and also view supplementary information including a glossary and list of references.

For more information about Rust Fungi of Southeast Asia please contact:

Dr Roger Shivas

Phone: +61 7 3708 8478
Email:

Dr Dean Beasley

Phone: +61 7 3708 8469
Email:

Plant Pathology Herbarium
Biosecurity Queensland, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Ecosciences Precinct
GPO Box 267 Brisbane QLD 4001
Australia