Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide


Physopella zeae
(rust: maize)



Physopella zeae (rust: maize)


  • Last modified
  • 21 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Physopella zeae
  • Preferred Common Name
  • rust: maize
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Fungi
  •     Phylum: Basidiomycota
  •       Subphylum: Pucciniomycotina
  •         Class: Pucciniomycetes
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Physopella zeae (Mains) Cummins & Ramachar

Preferred Common Name

  • rust: maize

Other Scientific Names

  • Angiopsora zeae MAINS

International Common Names

  • English: tropical: maize rust
  • Spanish: roya tropical del maiz
  • French: rouille tropicale du mais

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Rost: Mais

EPPO code

  • PHLLZE (Physopella zeae)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Fungi
  •         Phylum: Basidiomycota
  •             Subphylum: Pucciniomycotina
  •                 Class: Pucciniomycetes
  •                     Order: Pucciniales
  •                         Family: Phakopsoraceae
  •                             Genus: Physopella
  •                                 Species: Physopella zeae

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

South America

BrazilPresentCABI (Undated)
-Sao PauloPresentCABI (Undated)
ColombiaPresentCABI (Undated)
VenezuelaPresentSchotman (1989)

Distribution References

CABI, Undated. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

Schotman C Y L, 1989. Plant pests of quarantine importance to the Caribbean. In: RLAC-PROVEG, 80 pp.

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