Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Lembotropis nigricans

black broom

synonym: Cytisus nigricans

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafleaf spotMycosphaerellaceaeSeptoria cytisi
leafleaf spotMycosphaerellaceaePseudocercosporella cytisi
fruitvagrantCoreidaeNemocoris falleni
leafvagrantGeometridaeCharissa pullata
leafvagrantGeometridaeSiona lineata
leafvagrantGeometridaeSelidosema brunnearia
leafvagrantGeometridaePeribatodes rhomboidaria
leafvagrantGeometridaePseudoterpna pruinata
leafvagrantLycaenidaeCallophrys rubi
leafvagrantdoubtfulCicadellidaeBatracomorphus allionii
leafvagrantMembracidaeGargara genistae
stemborerCurculionidaePhloeotribus rhododactylus
rootborerCurculionidaeHylastinus obscurus
flowerborerNitidulidaeGenistogethes immundus
leafvagrantTenthredinidaeRhogogaster picta
leafvagrantTenthredinidaeRhogogaster genistae
leafhiddenDepressariidaeAgonopterix nervosa
leafhiddenGelechiidaeSyncopacma cinctella
leafhiddenDepressariidaeAgonopterix atomella
leafminerGelechiidaeMirificarma cytisella
leafhiddenCrambidaeEurrhypis pollinalis
leafvagrantPyralidaeUresiphita gilvata
leafhiddenGelechiidaeAnarsia spartiella
fruitborerTortricidaeCydia succedana
leaf budborerGelechiidaeMirificarma mulinella
rootvagrantlarvaCurculionidaeSitona striatellus
fruitborerlarvaApionidaeExapion formaneki
larvaApionidaeExapion corniculatum
fruitborerlarvaApionidaeExapion elongatulum
flowergallAphididaeAphis cytisorum
inquilineEriophyidaeAculops cytisicolus
leafvagrantPsyllidaeLivilla radiata
leafvagrantPsyllidaeLivilla cognata
stemminerNepticulidaeTrifurcula moravica
stemNepticulidaeTrifurcula pallidella
systemicgallEriophyidaeAculus acraspis
leaf budgallCecidomyiidaeAsphondylia cytisi
leaf budgallEriophyidaeAceria cytisi
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe trifoliorum
leafgallCecidomyiidaeWachtliella niebleri
leafminerdoubtfulAgromyzidaePhytoliriomyza variegata
leafminerApionidaeOryxolaemus flavifemoratus
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora saturatella
leafminerColeophoridaeColeophora trifariella
leafminerGelechiidaeMirificarma cytisella
leafminerGracillariidaeMicrurapteryx kollariella
leafminerGracillariidaePhyllonorycter staintoniella
leafminerLyonetiidaeLeucoptera heringiella
leafpustuleaecia uredinia teliaPuccinialesUromyces fulgens
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesUromyces genistae
leafpustuleteliaPuccinialesUromyces pallidus
leafvagrantAphididaeCtenocallis dobrovljanskyi
stemvagrantAphididaeAcyrthosiphon pisum
stemvagrantAphididaeAcyrthosiphon parvum
stemvagrantAphididaeAphis craccivora


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 23.x.2022