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    Details of this species in New Zealand
    Status: Alien
    Invasiveness: Not specified
    Occurrence: Reported
    Source: Johnston et al. 2004
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    Species Notes for this Location:
    Phytophthora cinnamomi may have been introduced to New Zealand by Polynesian settlers. The impact this oomycete causes to native plant species is largely unknown, as in the moderate New Zealand climate damage to plants in native forests is rarely visible in above-ground parts of plants. Long-term effects are possible due to variations in plant susceptibility to the oomycete. Kauri (Agathis australis) seedlings at some sites only survive when protected against P. cinnamomi by fungicides, and beech (Nothofagus spp.) seedlings are susceptible to P. cinnamomi unless their roots are strongly mycorrhizal (Johnston et al. 2004). P. cinnamomi has been collected from three regions in New Zealand: Northland, Auckland and Nelson (Landcare Research, 2004).
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    Last Modified: 5/08/2005 8:47:31 a.m.

ISSG Landcare Research NBII IUCN University of Auckland