Recently this serious and notifiable fungal disease has been detected in Queensland commercial plant nurseries. The rust poses a threat to some of Stradbroke’s dominant plant species, particularly bottlebrush (previously callistemon spp.), tea tree (melaleuca spp.) and eucalyptus spp. The rust is a distinctive egg-yolk yellow colour.
|Myrtle rust on Melaleuca linarifolia (Angus Carnegie, Department of Industry and Investment, New South Wales)|
If you see it in your garden or in the wild please call Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23
For more information go to www.dpi.qld.gov.au