Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Heterodera trifolii

Heterodera trifolii Goffart, 1932


The 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


Beta; Chenopodium; Dianthus; Galeopsis; Isatis tinctoria; Lamium album; Lathyrus; Lens culinaris; Leonurus cardiaca, glaucescens; Lupinus; Phaseolus vulgaris; Pisum; Persicaria maculosa; Rumex; Sinapis; Spinacia oleracea; Stellaria; Trifolium; Vicia.


Heterodera galeopsidis Goffart, 1936.


Bongers (1988a), Buhr (1964b, 1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Tomasi (2014a).

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