Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Globodera rostochiensis

Globodera rostochiensis (Wollenweber, 1923)


attached to the outwards hardly modified roots numerous globular bodies, initially white, later on yellowish brown to dark brown. They are cysts, the rear part of the females, filled with eggs. Inside the roots live numerous nematodes. Infected plants are strongly weakened.


Solanaceae, oligophagous

Atropa bella-donna; Datura stramonium; Hyoscyaamus aureus, niger; Lycopersicon esculentum; Solanum dulcamara, melongena, nigrum, tuberosum, villosum.


Heterodera rostochiensis.


Important agricultural pest. The problem is exacerbated by the fact that the cysts remain their vitality for op to 30 years.


Bongers (1988a), Buhr (1964b, 1965a), Melgarejo Nárdiz, García-Jiménez, Jordá Gutiérrez, López González, Andrés Yebes & Duran-Vila (2010a).

Last modified 10.iv.2023