Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Atriplex prostrata

spear-leaved orache

synonym: Atriplex deltoidea, latifolia, oppositifolia, rostrata subsp. latifolia, triangularis

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafleaf spotDidymellaceaeAscochyta atriplicis
leafleaf spotMycosphaerellaceaeCercospora chenopodii
leafvagrantMiridaeLygus maritimus
leafvagrantNoctuidaePeridroma saucia
rootvagrantNoctuidaeAgrotis ipsilon
leafvagrantNoctuidaeCardepia sociabilis
root collarhiddenCrambidaeDuponchelia fovealis
leafvagrantNoctuidaeSpodoptera exigua
leafvagrantNoctuidaeAnarta trifolii
leafgallTriozidaeHeterotrioza chenopodii
rootgalllarvaCurculionidaeBothynoderes affinis
leafhiddenCrambidaeAchyra nudalis
unknownunknownScythrididaeEretmocera medinella
leafhiddenPyralidaeAncylosis oblitella
leafdownPeronosporalesPeronospora atriplicis-hastatae
fruitvagrantColeophoridaeColeophora saxicolella
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis fabae
leafdownPeronosporalesPeronospora minor
leafgallAphididaeHayhurstia atriplicis
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora salinella
leafminerGelechiidaeChrysoesthia drurella
leafminerGelechiidaeChrysoesthia sexguttella
leafminerGelechiidaeScrobipalpa atriplicella
leafminerGelechiidaeScrobipalpa nitentella
leafpustuleBlastocladialesPhysoderma pulposum
stemgallCecidomyiidaeStefaniella brevipalpis
stemgallCecidomyiidaeStefaniella trinacriae
fruitvagrantColeophoridaeColeophora auroguttella


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 21.viii.2022