Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Erysimum cheiri


synonym: Cheiranthus cheiri, murale; Cheiri murale; Erysimum bocconi, helveticum Lam.

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
leafvagrantPieridaePieris napi
leafgallCurculionidaeCeutorhynchus chalibaeus
stemgallCurculionidaeCeutorhynchus rapae
leafminerChrysomelidaePhyllotreta nemorum
rootvagrantChrysomelidaePhyllotreta nigripes
rootvagrantChrysomelidaePsylliodes cuprea
fruitborerGelechiidaeCrossobela trinotella
leafhiddenPlutellidaePlutella porrectella
flowerhiddenThripidaeFrankliniella intonsa
unknownborerlarvaCurculionidaeCeutorhynchus chlorophanus
fruitborerlarvaCurculionidaeCeutorhynchus rhenanus
leafminerAgromyzidaeChromatomyia horticola
leafgallAphididaeBrevicoryne brassicae
systemicborerAnguinidaeDitylenchus dipsaci
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe cruciferarum
leafdownPeronosporalesHyaloperonospora cheiranthi
leafminerAgromyzidaeLiriomyza brassicae
leafminerAgromyzidaeLiriomyza strigata
leafminerAgromyzidaeLiriomyza xanthocera
leafminerCurculionidaeCeutorhynchus minutus
leafminerDrosophilidaeScaptomyza flava
leafminerPlutellidaePlutella xylostella
leafpustuleAlbuginales AlbiginaceaeAlbugo candida
root collargallActinomycetalesRhodococcus fascians
root collargallCurculionidaeCeutorhynchus assimilis
root collargallPlasmodiophoralesPlasmodiophora brassicae


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 29.iv.2021