Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Filipendula vulgaris


synonym: Filipendula hexapetala; Spiraea filipendula

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite
leaf leaf spot Capnodiales Ramularia ulmariae
leaf vagrant Pentatomidae Peribalus inclusus
fruit hidden Hesperiidae Pyrgus cinarae
leaf vagrant Drepanidae Habrosyne pyritoides
leaf vagrant Nymphalidae Brenthis hecate
leaf hidden Hesperiidae Pyrgus malvoides
leaf hidden Hesperiidae Pyrgus armoricanus
leaf vagrant Tenthredinidae Endelomyia filipendulae
root borer Buprestidae Coraebus elatus
leaf vagrant Argidae Arge ciliaris
leaf vagrant Tenthredinidae Empria hungarica
leaf vagrant Tenthredinidae Empria pumilioides
leaf vagrant Tenthredinidae Empria pravei
leaf vagrant Tenthredinidae Empria excisa
leaf gall doubtful Cecidomyiidae Dasineura pustulans
leaf miner Nepticulidae Stigmella splendidissimella
flower gall Cecidomyiidae Dasineura filipendulae
leaf down Erysiphales Erysiphe ulmariae
leaf down Erysiphales Podosphaera filipendulae
leaf gall Cecidomyiidae Dasineura engstfeldi
leaf gall Cecidomyiidae Dasineura harrisoni
leaf gall doubtful Cecidomyiidae Dasineura ulmaria
leaf miner Agromyzidae Agromyza idaeiana
leaf miner Nepticulidae Ectoedemia angulifasciella
leaf miner Nepticulidae Ectoedemia hexapetalae
leaf miner Nepticulidae Stigmella filipendulae
leaf miner Nepticulidae Stigmella thuringiaca
leaf pustule Chytridiales Synchytrium aureum
leaf pustule aecia uredinia telia Pucciniales Triphragmium filipendulae
leaf pustule Urocystidales Urocystis filipendulae
leaf vagrant Eriophyidae Epitrimerus hexapetalae
leaf gall Aphididae Macrosiphum cholodkovskyi


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 20.vii.2022