Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ribes aureum

buffalo currant

synonym: Ribes odoratum, palmatum

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
stemkankerNectriaceaeThyronectria berolinensis
stemborerBuprestidaeAgrilus ribesi
stemscaleCoccidaeEulecanium ciliatum
leafoviposition scarTenthredinidaePristiphora appendiculata
leafgallspring generationAphididaeCryptomyzus ribis
stemgallSesiidaeSynanthedon tipuliformis
leaf budgallEriophyidaeCecidophyopsis aurea
leafdownErysiphalesPhyllactinia ribes
leafdownErysiphalesPodosphaera mors-uvae
leafgallAphididaeAphis schneideri
leafgallspring generationAphididaeHyperomyzus pallidus
leafgallspring generationAphididaeHyperomyzus rhinanthi
leafgallEriophyidaeAceria scaber
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesMelampsora epitea
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesMelampsora ribesii-epitea
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesMelampsora ribesii-purpureae
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesMelampsora ribesii-viminalis
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia caricina
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia magnusii
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia pringsheimiana
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia ribesii-diversicoloris
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia ribesii-pendulae
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia ribesii-pseudocyperi
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia ribis-nigri-lasiocarpae
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia ribis-nigri-paniculatae
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesCronartium ribicola
leafpustuleteliaPuccinialesPuccinia ribis
rootvagrantsummer generationAphididaeEriosoma ulmi
leafgallspring generationrarelyAphididaeAphis grossulariae


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 5.ix.2022