duke-of-argyll’s-teaplant

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite
leaf vagrant Aphididae Aulacorthum solani
leaf vagrant Aphididae Aphis gossypii
leaf down Erysiphales Erysiphaceae Arthrocladiella mougeotii
leaf down Peronosporales Phytophthora infestans
leaf gall Aphididae Myzus dyslycialis
leaf gall Eriophyidae Aceria eucricotes
leaf gall Eriophyidae Aceria kuko
leaf miner Agromyzidae Liriomyza bryoniae
leaf miner Anthomyiidae Pegomya hyoscyami
leaf miner Gelechiidae Microlechia chretieni
leaf miner Gelechiidae Scrobipalpa portosanctana
leaf miner Scythrididae Scythris buszkoi
leaf pustule aecia uredinia telia Pucciniales Puccinia afra
root pustule Chytridiales Synchytrium endobioticum
leaf vagrant summer generation Aphididae Myzus persicae

Organ

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.

PARASITIC MODE

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.

IMPORTANT

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.

 

mod 5.ii.2018