about this key identify a rust fungus browse rust fungi host index records & references  


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).

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For more information about Rust Fungi of Australia please contact:

Dr Roger Shivas

Phone: +61 7 3708 8478
Email: roger.shivas@daf.qld.gov.au

Dr Dean Beasley

Phone: +61 7 3708 8469
Email: dean.beasley@daf.qld.gov.au

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