Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Rumex scutatus

french sorrel

synonym: Rumex alpestris Jacq.

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafleaf spotMycosphaerellaceaeRamularia rumicis-scutati
leafleaf spotCapnodialesRamularia rubella
fruitvagrantLygaeidaeHorvathiolus superbus
leafvagrantMiridaePolymerus cognatus
stemborerOpostegidaeOpostega salaciella
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesUromyces rumicis
leafminerZygaenidaeAdscita statices
leafvagrantGeometridaeRhodostrophia vibicaria
leafvagrantGeometridaeRhodometra sacraria
leafvagrantdoubtfulGeometridaeCharissa pullata
leafvagrantZygaenidaeAdscita alpina
unknownunknowndoubtfulGelechiidaeChionodes praeclarella
leafminerChrysomelidaeMantura horioni
unknownunknownGelechiidaeGladiovalva rumicivorella
flowervagrantAphididaeBrachycaudus rumexicolens
rootborerSesiidaePyropteron hispanica
rootborerSesiidaePyropteron chrysidiformis
leafleaf spotCapnodialesRamularia pratensis
leafgallPsyllidaeAphalara exilis
leafgallPsyllidaeAphalara ulicis
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis fabae
flowerborerCecidomyiidaeContarinia variabilis
flowergallCecidomyiidaeContarinia scutati
flowergallMicrobotryalesMicrobotryum stygium
leafdownPeronosporalesPeronospora rumicis
leafgallPsyllidaeAphalara grandicula
leafgallPsyllidaeAphalara polygoni
leafgallPsyllidaeAphalara sauteri
leafgallTriozidaeTrioza rumicis
leafminerAnthomyiidaePegomya solennis
leafminerGelechiidaeTeleiopsis rosalbella
leafpustuleMicrobotryalesMicrobotryum goeppertianum
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesPuccinia acetosae
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesPuccinia pedunculata
stemdownErysiphalesErysiphe polygoni
rootgallBlastocladialesPhysoderma ruebsaamenii


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