Chrysoporthe canker

Photo: G Pegg, H&FS DAFF Queensland

Photo: G Pegg, H&FS DAFF Queensland

  • Fungal pathogen of eucalypts
  • Infection on young trees causes wilt and dieback
  • Infections on older trees cause swelling, cracking and splitting of bark at the base of the trees. Cankers also develop on the trunk

High priority pest of: Plantation forestry

Scientific name: Chrysoporthe austroafricana, Chrysoporthe cubensis
EPPRD Category:
Life Form: Fungus

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol