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BRASSICACEAE (cabbages, cresses etc.)

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Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Family)

Taxon Rank #subtaxa #refs #webs
Alliaria petiolata (M. Bieb.) Cavara & Grande (Garlic Mustard, Jack By The Hedge, Hedge Garlic) Species     21
Alyssum L. (alysums or alisons) Genus 2 subtaxa   6
Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh. (Thale Cress) Species     4
Arabis L. (rock cresses) Genus 5 subtaxa   17
Armoracia rusticana P. Gaertn., B. Mey. & Scherb. (Horse Radish, Horse-radish) Species     19
Aubrieta deltoidea (L.) DC. (Aubretia) Species     3
Barbarea W.T. Aiton (winter-cresses) Genus 3 subtaxa   7
Berteroa incana (L.) DC. (Hoary Alison) Species     1
Biscutella laevigata L. (Buckler-mustard) Species     1
Brassica L. (cabbages, mustards, turnips and rape) Genus 16 subtaxa 8 269
Bunias erucago L. (Southern Warty-cabbage) Species     1
Bunias orientalis L. (Warty Cabbage, Warty-cabbage) Species     1
Cakile maritima Scop. (Sea Rocket) Species     4
Camelina Crantz (golds of pleasure) Genus 1 subtaxon   3
Capsella bursa-pastoris (L.) Medik. (Shepherd’S Purse, Shepherd's-purse) Species     12
Cardamine L. (bitter-cresses) Genus 7 subtaxa 5 30
Chorispora tenella (Pall.) DC. Species     1
Cochlearia L. (scurvygrasses) Genus 4 subtaxa   15
Coincya monensis (L.) Greuter & Burdet (a cabbage) Species 1 subtaxon 1 1
Coincya wrightii (O.E. Schulz) Stace (Lundy Cabbage) Species   1 2
Conringia orientalis (L.) Dumort. (Hare's-ear Mustard) Species     1
Crambe maritima L. (Sea-kale) Species     5
Descurainia sophia (L.) Webb ex Prantl (Flixweed) Species     5
Diplotaxis muralis (L.) DC. (Annual Wall-rocket) Species   1 3
Diplotaxis tenuifolia (L.) DC. (Perennial Wall-rocket, "Wild Rocket") Species     3
Draba incana L. (Hoary Whitlowgrass) Species     1
Erophila verna s.l. (common whitlow grasses) Species aggregate     1
Erucastrum gallicum (Willd.) O.E. Schulz (Hairy Rocket) Species     1
Erysimum L. (wall flowers) Genus 3 subtaxa   21
Hesperis L. (dame's-violets) Genus 1 subtaxon   8
Hirschfeldia incana (L.) Lagr.-Foss. (Hoary Mustard) Species   3  
Hornungia petraea (L.) Rchb. (Hutchinsia) Species     1
Iberis L. (candytufts) Genus 2 subtaxa   5
Isatis tinctoria L. (Woad) Species     1
Lepidium L. (pepperworts) Genus 9 subtaxa 2 24
Lobularia maritima (L.) Desv. (Sweet Alison, Sweet Alyssum) Species     2
Lunaria L. (honesties) Genus 2 subtaxa   10
Malcolmia africana (L.) W.T. Aiton Species     1
Malcolmia maritima (L.) W.T. Aiton (Virginia Stock) Species     2
Matthiola W.T. Aiton (stocks) Genus 1 subtaxon   13
Raphanus L. (radishes) Genus 3 subtaxa   36
Rorippa Scop. (yellow-cresses) Genus 7 subtaxa 2 35
Sinapis L. (wild mustards) Genus 2 subtaxa 1 32
Sisymbrium L. (rockets) Genus 5 subtaxa   30
Subularia aquatica L. (Awlwort) Species   1  
Teesdalia nudicaulis (L.) W.T. Aiton (Shepherd's Cress) Species   1 1
Thlaspi arvense L. (Field Penny-cress) Species     3

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Rich, T.C.G., 1991 Crucifers of Great Britain and Ireland

General Works

Wiltshire, S.P., 1947 Species of Alternaria on Brassicae

BRASSICACEAE may also be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
PLANTAE
(plants)
TRACHEOPHYTA
(vascular plants)
MAGNOLIOPSIDA
(flowering plants)

Feeding and other inter-species relationships

Associated with BRASSICACEAE:

(live) live is foodplant of female micropter Thrips angusticeps - Cabbage Thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) Mound L.A., Morison, G.D., Pitkin, B.R. & Palmer, J.M., 1976
(live) live is foodplant of male micropter Thrips angusticeps - Cabbage Thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) Mound L.A., Morison, G.D., Pitkin, B.R. & Palmer, J.M., 1976
(live) live is foodplant of female macropter Thrips angusticeps - Cabbage Thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) Mound L.A., Morison, G.D., Pitkin, B.R. & Palmer, J.M., 1976
(live) live is foodplant of male macropter Thrips angusticeps - Cabbage Thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) Mound L.A., Morison, G.D., Pitkin, B.R. & Palmer, J.M., 1976
(live) live is foodplant of larva Thrips angusticeps - Cabbage Thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) Mound L.A., Morison, G.D., Pitkin, B.R. & Palmer, J.M., 1976
(live) live is parasitised by colony of sporangium Peronospora parasitica - Brassica Downy Mildew (Peronosporales: Peronosporaceae) Buczacki, S. & Harris, K., 1998,
Ellis, M.B. & J.P., 1997
is foodplant of larva Meligethes coracinus - a pollen beetle (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) Bullock, J.A., 1992
is foodplant of larva Aulacobaris lepidii - a weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Bullock, J.A., 1992 [in marshy places]
is foodplant of larva Ceutorhynchus contractus - Cabbage Leaf Weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Bullock, J.A., 1992
is foodplant of larva Ceutorhynchus hepaticus - a weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Bullock, J.A., 1992
is foodplant of Ceutorhynchus pallidactylus - Cabbage Stem Weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Bullock, J.A., 1992
is foodplant of larva Ceutorhynchus rapae - a weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Bullock, J.A., 1992
is foodplant of larva Ceutorhynchus sulcicollis - a weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Bullock, J.A., 1992
is foodplant of larva Ceutorhynchus typhae - a weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Bullock, J.A., 1992
has sap sucked by adult Eurydema (Eurydema) oleracea - Brassica Bug, Cabbage Bug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) Southwood, T.R.E. & Leston, D., 1959
has sap sucked by adult Eurydema (Rubrodorsalium) dominulus - a shieldbug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) Southwood, T.R.E. & Leston, D., 1959
has sap sucked by nymph Eurydema (Rubrodorsalium) dominulus - a shieldbug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) Southwood, T.R.E. & Leston, D., 1959
flower (live) live flower is foodplant of adult Aeolothrips tenuicornis - a thrips (Thysanoptera: Aeolothripidae) Mound L.A., Morison, G.D., Pitkin, B.R. & Palmer, J.M., 1976 [mainly on yellow-flowered species]
flower bud pollen (live) live flower bud pollen is foodplant of larva Meligethes viridescens - a pollen beetle (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) Buczacki, S. & Harris, K., 1998,
Bullock, J.A., 1992
flower flower is foodplant of Aeolothrips intermedius - a thrips (Thysanoptera: Aeolothripidae) Major Mound L.A., Morison, G.D., Pitkin, B.R. & Palmer, J.M., 1976 [mainly on yellow-flowered species]
green parts (live, discoloured, distorted) live, discoloured, distorted green parts is swollen by colony Albugo candida - White Blister or White Rust Of Brassicaceae (Peronosporales: Albuginaceae) UK/Ireland Buczacki, S. & Harris, K., 1998,
Stubbs, F.B. (Editor), 1986,
Ellis, M.B. & J.P., 1997
inflorescence inflorescence is galled by larva Dasineura sisymbrii - a gall midge (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) Stubbs, F.B. (Editor), 1986
leaf (live, discoloured, distorted) live, discoloured, distorted leaf is swollen by colony Albugo candida - White Blister or White Rust Of Brassicaceae (Peronosporales: Albuginaceae) UK/Ireland Buczacki, S. & Harris, K., 1998,
Stubbs, F.B. (Editor), 1986,
Ellis, M.B. & J.P., 1997
leaf (live, with nibbled holes) live, with nibbled holes leaf is grazed by adult Phaedon cochleariae - Mustard Beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) Cox, M.L., 2007 [nibble holes in leaf]
leaf (live, yellow-blotched) live, yellow-blotched leaf may be infected and damaged by Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris - Brassica Black Rot Foreign Buczacki, S. & Harris, K., 1998
leaf (live) live leaf is spotted by amphigenous colony of Alternaria dematiaceous anamorph Alternaria brassicicola - a dark leaf spot of Brassicas - causative organism (Pleosporales: Pleosporaceae) Ellis, M.B. & J.P., 1997
leaf (midrib of larger leaf) leaf (midrib of larger leaf) may contain larva Phytomyza rufipes - a leaf-mining fly (Diptera: Agromyzidae) Spencer, K.A., 1972
leaf (underside) leaf (underside) is grazed by gregarious larva Athalia ancilla - a sawfly (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae) Benson, R.B., 1952
leaf (underside) leaf (underside) is grazed by gregarious larva Athalia lugens - a sawfly (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae) Benson, R.B., 1952
leaf (underside) leaf (underside) is grazed by gregarious larva Athalia rosae - a sawfly (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae) Benson, R.B., 1952
leaf leaf is galled by Aphis brassicae - an aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) Stubbs, F.B. (Editor), 1986
leaf leaf is mined by larva Liriomyza strigata - a leaf-mining fly (Diptera: Agromyzidae) UK/Ireland Spencer, K.A., 1972 [mine follows midrib with short offshoots along lateral veins]
leaf leaf is grazed by larva Psylliodes chrysocephala - Cabbage Stem Flea Beetle, Cabbage-stem Flea Beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) Restricted Bullock, J.A., 1992
leaf leaf is grazed by imago Psylliodes chrysocephala - Cabbage Stem Flea Beetle, Cabbage-stem Flea Beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) Bullock, J.A., 1992
leaf leaf is grazed by larva Psylliodes napi - a flea beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) Restricted Bullock, J.A., 1992
leaf leaf is grazed by imago Psylliodes napi - a flea beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) Bullock, J.A., 1992
leaf leaf may have puparium Phytomyza rufipes - a leaf-mining fly (Diptera: Agromyzidae) Spencer, K.A., 1972
pollen pollen is collected to provision nest of female Andrena (Micrandrena) niveata - a solitary bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) UK/Ireland Macdonald, M.A., in prep.
root (live) live root is galled by larva Ceutorhynchus assimilis - Cabbage Seed Weevil, Turnip Gall Weevil, Cabbage Gall Weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Buczacki, S. & Harris, K., 1998 [causes hollow, bumpy, round galls],
Bullock, J.A., 1992
root (swollen, distorted, often fused) swollen, distorted, often fused root is galled by Plasmodiophora brassicae - Club-root or Finger-and-toe Of Cabbage - causative organism (Plasmodiophorida: Plasmodiophoraceae) Major Buczacki, S. & Harris, K., 1998,
Stubbs, F.B. (Editor), 1986 ["Club Root, or "Finger-and-toe"]
seed seed has sap sucked by nymph Eurydema (Eurydema) oleracea - Brassica Bug, Cabbage Bug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) Southwood, T.R.E. & Leston, D., 1959
stem (base, or just below) stem (base, or just below) is galled by Agrobacterium tumefaciens - Crown Gall - causative organism (Rhizobiales: Rhizobiaceae) Stubbs, F.B. (Editor), 1986
stem stem is galled by Albugo - white rusts (Peronosporales: Albuginaceae) Stubbs, F.B. (Editor), 1986
stem stem may contain larva Phytomyza rufipes - a leaf-mining fly (Diptera: Agromyzidae) Spencer, K.A., 1972
stem stem may have puparium Phytomyza rufipes - a leaf-mining fly (Diptera: Agromyzidae) Spencer, K.A., 1972

Brassicaceae may be associated with more taxa listed at higher taxonomic level

PLANTAE
(plants)
TRACHEOPHYTA
(vascular plants)
MAGNOLIOPSIDA
(flowering plants)
EU-DICOTS
(dicotyledonous flowering plants)
Herbaceous Plants (via Brassicaceae)

Further Information

Formerly known as (synonyms) Cruciferae

References

Benson, R.B., 1952 Hymenoptera: 2. Symphyta. Section (b)
Buczacki, S. & Harris, K., 1998 Pests, Diseases & Disorders of Garden Plants
Bullock, J.A., 1992 Host Plants of British Beetles: A List of Recorded Associations
Cox, M.L., 2007 Atlas of the Seed and Leaf Beetles of Britain and Ireland
Ellis, M.B. & J.P., 1997 Microfungi on Land Plants: An Identification Handbook
Macdonald, M.A., in prep. Forage, prey and host-parasite relationships of aculeates
Mound L.A., Morison, G.D., Pitkin, B.R. & Palmer, J.M., 1976 Thysanoptera
Southwood, T.R.E. & Leston, D., 1959 Land and Water Bugs of the British Isles
Spencer, K.A., 1972 Diptera: Agromyzidae
Stubbs, F.B. (Editor), 1986 Provisional Keys to British Plant Galls
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