Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Rumex conglomeratus

clustered dock

synonym: Rumex nemorosus

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite
leaf leaf spot Mycosphaerellaceae Ramularia rumicis
predator Miridae Phytocoris nowickyi
leaf vagrant Noctuidae Trachea atriplicis
leaf miner Zygaenidae Adscita statices
leaf vagrant Geometridae Idaea ochrata
leaf vagrant doubtful Geometridae Scopula incanata
leaf vagrant Lycaenidae Lycaena dispar
root collar borer larva Curculionidae Rhinoncus pericarpius
stem borer larva Apionidae Perapion fallax
stem borer larva Apionidae Perapion violaceum
leaf vagrant summer generation Aphididae Aphis fabae fabae
root borer Sesiidae Pyropteron minianiformis
root borer Sesiidae Pyropteron doryliformis
leaf leaf spot Capnodiales Ramularia pratensis
leaf vagrant summer generation Aphididae Aphis fabae solanella
leaf vagrant summer generation Aphididae Aphis fabae
stem vagrant Aphididae Aphis craccivora
flower gall Cecidomyiidae Contarinia rumicis
leaf leaf spot Capnodiales Ramularia rubella
leaf gall Aphididae Aphis rumicis
leaf gall Psyllidae Aphalara purpurascens
leaf miner Anthomyiidae Pegomya bicolor
leaf miner Anthomyiidae Pegomya solennis
leaf miner Chrysomelidae Mantura rustica
leaf pustule Microbotryales Microbotryum parlatorei
leaf pustule aecia Pucciniales Puccinia phragmitis
leaf pustule uredinia telia Pucciniales Uromyces rumicis
stem borer Apionidae Apion frumentarium
stem down Erysiphales Erysiphe polygoni
root collar vagrant summer generation Aphididae Dysaphis radicola


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 26.vii.2022