Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

genus Veratrum

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
systemicdownSclerotiniaceaeBotrytis cinerea
leafleaf spotMycosphaerellaceaePseudocercosporella sublineolata
leafleaf spotPleosporalesMycocentrospora veratri
leafvagrantadultCurculionidaeOtiorhynchus morio
leafvagrantadultCurculionidaeOtiorhynchus krattereri
leafvagrantadultCurculionidaeOtiorhynchus obsidianus
leafvagrantadultCurculionidaeOtiorhynchus coecus
stemborerCerambycidaeAgapanthia villosoviridescens
flowervagrantGeometridaeEupithecia cretaceata
flowervagrantGeometridaeEupithecia veratraria
flowervagrantGeometridaeEupithecia subfuscata
stemborerLonchaeidaeEaromyia crystallophila
leafvagrantTenthredinidaeTenthredo moniliata
leafvagrantTenthredinidaeRhadinoceraea nodicornis
leafhiddenPyralidaeUdea alpinalis
leafhiddenTortricidaeClepsis steineriana
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis fabae fabae
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis fabae
leafgallspring generationdoubtfulAphididaeAphis fabae cirsiiacanthoidis
leafminerAgromyzidaeChromatomyia gentianae
leafminerAgromyzidaeLiriomyza bryoniae
leafminerAgromyzidaeLiriomyza wachtlii
leafminerScathophagidaeDelina veratri
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesPuccinia veratri
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesUromyces veratri
flowervagrantAphididaeAphis veratri


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 19.viii.2022