Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Heterodera schachtii

Heterodera schachtii Schmidt, 1871


tje roots often are abnormally short and strongly bushy branched. From mid-summer numerous globular bodies are attached, half a mm large, initially white, later 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.

host plants


Amaranthus; Arabis; Atriplex; Aubrieta; Barbarea; Beta vulgaris & subsp. maritima; Brassica; Capsella bursa-pastoris; Chenopodium album; Dianthus; Galeopsis; Helianthus annuus; Iberis; Isatis tinctoria; Lamium amplexicaule; Lens culinaris; Lobularia maritima; Lupinus; Myosurus minimus; Papaver; “Polygonum”; Portulaca.


Bongers (1988a), Buhr (1964b, 1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Melgarejo Nárdiz, García-Jiménez, Jordá Gutiérrez, López González, Andrés Yebes & Duran-Vila (2010a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 2.xii.2018