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Gladiolus Rust

Gladiolus rust - Invasive.orgScientific name: Uromyces transversalis (Thüm.) G. Winter (1884) (Beilharz et al. 2001)

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:


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Invasive and Emerging Fungal Pathogens - Diagnostic Fact Sheets: Gladiolus Rust
USDA. ARS. Systematic Mycology and Microbiology Laboratory.

Gladiolus Rust
USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

Uromyces transversalis: A Qualitative, Organism-Based Pathway Risk Assessment (Oct 2005; PDF | 284 KB)
USDA. APHIS. Plant Protection and Quarantine.


Pest Alert: Gladiolus Rust
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Division of Plant Industry.

Plant Diseases - Gladiolus Rust
Minnesota Department of Agriculture.


Diagnostic Facts: Gladiolus Rust (Mar 2006; PDF | 1.1 JB)
Michigan State University. Diagnostic Services.



Beilharz, V., D.G. Parbery, and I.G. Pascoe. 2001. Gladiolus rust (caused by Uromyces transversalis) in eastern Australia. Australasian Plant Pathology 30(3):267-270.

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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