Downy Mildews of Australia

Authors: Malcolm Ryley, Roger Shivas, Alistair McTaggart, Dean Beasley

Welcome to Downy Mildews of Australia, an interactive key for the Australian species of plant pathogenic downy mildew fungi. These fungi are mostly pathogens of grasses, including some economically important crops.

With Downy Mildew Fungi of Australia you will be able to:

  • Use the interactive Lucid key or dichotomous keys to accurately identify any of the species of downy mildews found in Australia.
  • Access comprehensive information for each of the species, including descriptions, distribution maps, line drawings, scanned specimens, light micrographs.
  • Browse information by species and generic names as well as host name. Supplementary information is included in a glossary and list of references.

This key was created using Lucid Builder 3.5.19, and requires Java 8 (Version 8 Update 25).

For more information about Downy Mildews of Australia project please contact:

Dr Roger Shivas

Phone: +61 7 3708 8478

Dr Dean Beasley

Phone: +61 7 3708 8469

Plant Pathology Herbarium
Biosecurity Queensland, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Ecosciences Precinct
GPO Box 267 Brisbane QLD 4001