Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Leopoldia comosa

tassel hyacinth

synonym: Muscari comosumpinardii

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
rootborerBrachyceridaeBrachycerus muricatus
rootborerdoubtfulSyrphidaeMerodon alexandri
rootborerSyrphidaeMerodon hurkmansi
rootborerSyrphidaeMerodon constans
leafminerrarelyCurculionidaeOprohinus consputus
flowergallUrocystidalesAntherospora vaillantii
leafleaf spotBlastocladialesPhysoderma muscari
leafleaf spotGeorgefischerialesGjaerumia muscari
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesMelampsora allii-populina
leafpustuleaeciaPuccinialesPuccinia sessilis
leafpustuleteliaPuccinialesPuccinia liliacearum
leafpustuleteliaPuccinialesUromyces muscari
leafstripeUrocystidalesUrocystis muscaridis

Organ

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.

PARASITIC MODE

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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IMPORTANT

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 9.v.2020