Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cytisus proliferus

tagasaste, tree lucerne

synonym: Chamaecytisus palmensis, proliferus

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafvagrantErebidaeDicallomera fortunata
leafvagrantNoctuidaeParanataelia tenerifica
leafvagrantGeometridaeAscotis fortunata
leafvagrantMiridaeCompsidolon beckeri
scaleDiaspididaeHemiberlesia rapax
stemscalePseudococcidaePseudococcus aridorum
leafscaleDiaspididaeAspidiotus nerii
stemborerBuprestidaeAcmaeodera cisti
stemborerCurculionidaeLiparthrum nigrescens
leafgallunknown on Cytisus proliferus
leaf budgallEriophyidaeAceria genistae
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchidius wollastoni
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchidius lividimanus
unknownunknownDepressariidaeAgonopterix conciliatella
leafhiddenTortricidaeChoristoneura simonyi
unknownborerlarvaApionidaeLepidapion curvipilosum
unknownborerlarvaApionidaeLepidapion spartocytisi
flowergallAphididaeAphis cytisorum
leafvagrantPsyllidaeArytaina devia
leafvagrantPsyllidaeArytinnis dividens
leafvagrantPsyllidaeArytinnis modica
leafminerGracillariidaePhyllonorycter cytisella
leafminerGracillariidaePhyllonorycter cytisifoliae
leafpustuleteliaPuccinialesDicheirinia canariensis


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 3.v.2022