Phytophthora dieback or Phytophthora cinnamomi, as it is scientifically known, is an introduced pathogen that attacks the roots of susceptible plants. In some native plant communities, epidemic disease can develop, causing the death of a large number of plants.
In Tasmania, the vegetation types most affected are heathland, moorlands, dry sclerophyll forest and scrub.
In this topic
- Phytophthora IntroductionPhytophthora dieback is also known as root rot, cinnamon fungus, jarrah dieback, wildflower dieback and by its scientific name Phytophthora cinnamomi.
- BiologyThe Phytopthora cinnamomi lifecycle.
- Identification of Phytophthora cinnamomiThe indicators are used in Tasmania to suggest whether an area may be infected by Phytophthora cinnamomi.
- ImpactA discussion on the impact of Phytophthora cinnamomi among plant species in Tasmania.
- Distribution of P cinnamomiWhere Phytophthora cinnamomi occurs in Tasmania and a map of all confirmed locations.
- ManagementFind out what can be done, and what is being done to manage Phytophthora cinnamomi, and to prevent its spread to disease-free areas.
- How You Can Help Prevent the SpreadSimple things walkers and campers can do to help prevent the spread of Phytophthora in Tasmania.
- Phytophthora PublicationsDownload Phytophthora-related publications and articles and find links to other useful information.