Teratosphaeria stem canker

Photo: G Pegg H&FS, DAFF Queensland

Photo: G Pegg H&FS, DAFF Queensland

  • Fungal pathogen of eucalypts
  • Infection causes the formation of small necrotic spots on the bark
  • Necrotic spots develop into small cankers
  • Timber of infected trees is brittle and unsuitable for construction or sawn timber

High priority pest of: Plantation forestry

Scientific name: Teratosphaeria gauchensis, Teratosphaeria zuluensis
EPPRD Category:
Life Form: Fungus

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol