Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

genus Narcissus

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite
root scale Pseudococcidae Phenacoccus avenae
unknown scale Rhizoecidae Ripersiella kaydani
flower hidden Thripidae Frankliniella occidentalis
leaf vagrant Thripidae Thrips major
flower hidden Thripidae Frankliniella intonsa
leaf bud hidden Thripidae Taeniothrips inconsequens
leaf vagrant Thripidae Thrips fuscipennis
flower hidden Thripidae Thrips pillichi
flower predator Aeolothripidae Aeolothrips collaris
flower hidden Aeolothripidae Melanthrips pallidior
unknown unknown Phlaeothripidae Haplothrips tritici
root vagrant Chrysomelidae Exosoma lusitanicum
systemic down Sclerotiniaceae Botrytis cinerea
leaf down Sclerotiniaceae Botrytis narcissicola
leaf leaf spot Mycosphaerellaceae Septoria narcissi
leaf leaf spot Didymellaceae Didymella curtisii
flower down Nectriaceae Fusarium subglutinans
leaf leaf spot Cladosporiaceae Cladosporium iridis
root film Peronosporaceae Phytophthora megasperma
root film Xylariaceae Dematophora necatrix
root pustule Sclerotiniaceae Sclerotinia bulborum
root down Typhulaceae Sclerotium tuliparum
stem down Nectriaceae Fusarium oxysporum
systemic film Pythiaceae Globisporangium intermedium
leaf leaf spot Mycosphaerellaceae Pseudocercosporella narcissi
leaf leaf spot Capnodiales Ramularia vallisumbrosae
leaf vagrant Noctuidae Aporophyla canescens
leaf vagrant Aphididae Aphis gossypii
flower hidden Thripidae Taeniothrips picipes
root borer Brachyceridae Brachycerus undatus
root borer Syrphidae Merodon geniculatus
root borer Syrphidae Merodon equestris
root borer Syrphidae Merodon flavus
root borer Syrphidae Merodon eques
systemic borer Anguinidae Ditylenchus dipsaci
leaf leaf spot Blastocladiales Physoderma narcissi
leaf miner Scathophaghidae Norellia spinipes
leaf pustule aecia Pucciniales Puccinia sessilis
leaf pustule telia Pucciniales Puccinia liliacearum
leaf pustule uredinia Pucciniales Coleosporium narcissi
leaf pustule telia Pucciniales Puccinia schroeteri
leaf pustule Urocystidales Urocystis narcissi


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.


To filter the table above, add a text to the search field (top right of the table).
To sort a column click on an arrow after the column name (both ascending and descending).
Sort multiple columns with Shift + click on the arrows.


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.i.2024