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Gladiolus Rust

Gladiolus rust - Invasive.orgScientific name: Uromyces transversalis (Thüm.) G. Winter (1884)

Common name: Gladiolus rust

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Native To: South Africa (Schubert et al. 2006)

Date of U.S. Introduction: 2006 (Schubert et al. 2006)

Means of Introduction: Has arrived on imported cut flowers (Schubert et al. 2006)

Impact: Rust fungus of gladiolus flowers that can result in total yield loss (Schubert et al. 2006)

Current U.S. Distribution:


Selected Internet Resources:

Federal Government

Uromyces transversalis Article Citation Search - AGRICOLA Database
USDA. National Agricultural Library.
Research; Special Note: NAL Catalog Search (resources)

Invasive and Emerging Fungal Pathogens - Diagnostic Fact Sheets: Gladiolus Rust
USDA. ARS. Systematic Mycology and Microbiology Laboratory.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Distribution

Gladiolus Rust
USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Dispersion; Controls; Legal Aspects

Uromyces transversalis: A Qualitative, Organism-Based Pathway Risk Assessment (Oct 2005; PDF | 284 KB)
USDA. APHIS. Plant Protection and Quarantine.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Dispersion; Controls

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State Government

Pest Alert - Gladiolus Rust
Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services. Division of Plant Industry.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Distribution; Controls

Plant Pest Fact Sheets: Gladiolus Rust (PDF | 158 KB)
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry. Horticulture and Quarantine Programs.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Dispersion; Controls; Legal Aspects

Gladiolus Rust
Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts

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Invasive Species Spotlight: Gladiolus Rust - Home and Garden Pest Newsletter (Aug 7, 2008)
University of Illinois Extension.
Photographs; Introduction History; Distribution; Dispersion

Gladiolus Rust: Biology and Control Advisory (May 2006; PDF | 1.1 MB)
Michigan State University.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Habitat; Controls

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Plant Disease Record: Uromyces transversalis, rust fungus found infecting Iridaceae in New Zealand (2000; PDF | 229 KB)
Royal Society of New Zealand.
Identification/Description; Introduction History; Distribution

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Plant Disease Note: Gladiolus Rust Caused by Uromyces transversalis Makes First Nearctic Appearance in Florida (May 2007)
American Phytopathological Society.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Controls

Pest alert: Gladiolus rust detected again in Florida, and for the first time in Minnesota (May 2008)
Massachusetts Introduced Pests Outreach Project.
Introduction History; Impacts; Distribution


Schubert, T., R. Leahy, and A. Silagyi. 2006. Gladiolus rust (Uromyces transversalis) Arrives in the US: Florida and California. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Division of Plant Industry Pest Alert.

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Last Modified: Jul 01, 2014
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