Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pimpinella major

greater burnet-saxifrage

synonym: Pimpinella magna

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafleaf spotCapnodialesRamularia libanotidis
leafvagrantMiridaeOrthops basalis
leafvagrantZygaenidaeZygaena cynarae
flowervagrantGeometridaeEupithecia extraversaria
flowervagrantGeometridaeEupithecia selinata
flowervagrantGeometridaeEupithecia trisignaria
flowerhiddenEpermeniidaePhaulernis fulviguttella
flowerhiddenElachistidaeDepressaria pimpinellae
leafhiddenElachistidaeDepressaria beckmanni
leafhiddenElachistidaeDepressaria pulcherrimella
leafvagrantTortricidaeAphelia viburniana
stemvagrantAphididaeAphis subnitida
inquilineCecidomyiidaeTrotteria umbelliferarum
leafgallAphididaeSemiaphis anthrisci
leafgallTriozidaeTrioza laserpitii
leafgalldoubtfulTriozidaeTrioza apicalis
fruitgallCecidomyiidaeKiefferia pericarpiicola
flowergallCecidomyiidaeContarinia umbellatarum
leaf budgallCecidomyiidaeJaapiella hedickei
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe heraclei
leafdownPeronosporalesPlasmopara pimpinellae
leafgallEriophyidaeAceria peucedani
leafgallTaphrinalesProtomyces macrosporus
leafminerAgromyzidaePhytomyza adjuncta
leafminerAgromyzidaePhytomyza melana
leafminerAgromyzidaePhytomyza pauliloewii
leafminerAgromyzidaePhytomyza pimpinellae
leafminerTephritidaeEuleia heraclei
leafpustuleBlastocladialesPhysoderma hemisphaericum
leafpustuleChytridialesSynchytrium aureum
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia bistortae
leafpustuleaecia uredinia teliaPuccinialesPuccinia pimpinellae
leafpustuleteliaPuccinialesPuccinia corvarensis
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis fabae
leafgallAphididaeSemiaphis pimpinellae
rootvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAnuraphis catonii
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeCavariella aegopodii


the part of the plant that most conspicuously is hit by the parasite

all buds: both flower buds and leaf buds
flower: also inflorescence
leaf: also needle, phyllodium, petiole
leaf bud: also unfolding young leaf
fruit: also seed
root: also root stock, runners
root collar: also the lowest part of the stem
stem: also culm, the lower part of the peduncle, in grasses also leaf sheath
systemic: the entire above-ground plant.


borer: larva living internally, almost no outwards signs
down: 0.5-2 mm high fungal down
film: very thin cover of fungal tussue
gall: swelling and/or malformation
grazer: feeding at the outside of the plant
leaf spot: discoloured, often ± necrotic, generally not galled, sign of a fungus infection
miner-borer: larve initially makes a mine, lives as a borer later
pustule: plug of fungal tissue, generally brown-black and < 2 mm
stripe: longitudinal line of fungal tissue in a grass leaf
vagrant: (aphids, mites) living freely on the plant, at higher densitiy causing malformations.


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The host plant spectre of a parasite is rarely known exhaustively; this applies in particular at the species level. It is advisable therefore to check at least also the list of all parasites of this genus.


Last modified 24.vii.2022