organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite
fruit gall Ustilaginales Anthracoidea sempervirentis
flower gall Ustilaginales Moreaua aterrima
leaf miner Agromyzidae Cerodontha caricicola
leaf miner Elachistidae Elachista gleichenella
leaf miner Elachistidae Elachista ornithopodella
leaf miner Elachistidae Elachista zonulae
leaf pustule uredinia telia Pucciniales Puccinia cirsii-sempervirentis
leaf pustule uredinia telia Pucciniales Puccinia scabiosae-sempervirentis
leaf pustule uredinia telia Pucciniales Uromyces caricis-sempervirentis
leaf stripe Ustilaginales Schizonella melanogramma
leaf vagrant Aphididae Caricosipha paniculatae

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.

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.

 

mod 13.x.2017