BioInfo (UK)

Mespilus germanica L. (Medlar)

NBN NBN (data.nbn.org.uk) has the UK distribution map of Mespilus germanica (Medlar)

Suggested Literature

Mespilus germanica may be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
PLANTAE
(plants)
TRACHEOPHYTA
(vascular plants)
MAGNOLIOPSIDA
(flowering plants)
Broadleaved trees (via Mespilus germanica) Trees Broadleaved trees and shrubs Trees and shrubs Trees, shrubs, woody and climbing plants (via Broadleaved trees)

Feeding and other inter-species relationships

Associated with Mespilus germanica:

is parasitised by Phyllactinia mali - a conidial powdery mildew (Erysiphales: Erysiphaceae) UK/Ireland Ing, B., 1990
is parasitised by Podosphaera clandestina var. clandestina - Hawthorn Mildew (Erysiphales: Erysiphaceae) UK/Ireland Ing, B., 1990
is parasitised by Podosphaera leucotricha - Apple Powdery Mildew (Erysiphales: Erysiphaceae) Buczacki, S. & Harris, K., 1998
may be infected and damaged by Armillaria mellea s.l. - honey fungi (Agaricales: Physalacriaceae) UK/Ireland Moore, W.C., 1959
branch (cankered) cankered branch may be infected and damaged by scattered or clustered, immersed, then semi-immersed, finally superficial pycnidium of Phomopsis coelomycetous anamorph Phomopsis perniciosa - a coelomycete (Diaporthales: Diaporthaceae) UK/Ireland Grove, W.B., 1935
calyx (live) live calyx is galled by aecium Gymnosporangium confusum - a rust fungus (Pucciniales: Pucciniaceae) Rare Ellis, M.B. & J.P., 1997 [causing thickened brown spots with yellow margins]
calyx (live) live calyx is parasitised by pycnium Gymnosporangium confusum - a rust fungus (Pucciniales: Pucciniaceae) Ellis, M.B. & J.P., 1997
cambium of dead twig (below) below cambium of dead twig is mined by larva Magdalis (Panus) barbicornis - Pear Weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) UK/Ireland Morris, M.G., 2002
flower flower may be infected and damaged by Erwinia amylovora - Fireblight DEFRA/CSL
fruit (cankered) cankered fruit may be infected and damaged by scattered or clustered, immersed, then semi-immersed, finally superficial pycnidium of Phomopsis coelomycetous anamorph Phomopsis perniciosa - a coelomycete (Diaporthales: Diaporthaceae) UK/Ireland Grove, W.B., 1935
fruit (dead) dead fruit is decayed by long covered, but eventually erumpent through fissure pycnidium of Phomopsis coelomycetous anamorph Diaporthe eres - a pyrenomycete (Diaporthales: Diaporthaceae) UK/Ireland Grove, W.B., 1935
fruit (live, fallen, brown-rotten) live, fallen, brown-rotten fruit may be infected and damaged by sporodochium of Monilia dematiaceous anamorph Monilinia fructigena - Apple Brown Rot - causative organism (Helotiales: Sclerotiniaceae) Buczacki, S. & Harris, K., 1998 [causes "Brown Rot"]
fruit (live, wrinkled, brown-rotten) live, wrinkled, brown-rotten fruit may be infected and damaged by sporodochium of Monilia dematiaceous anamorph Monilinia laxa - a brown rot of tree fruit (causative organism) (Helotiales: Sclerotiniaceae) Buczacki, S. & Harris, K., 1998 [causes "Brown Rot"]
fruit (live) live fruit is galled by aecium Gymnosporangium confusum - a rust fungus (Pucciniales: Pucciniaceae) Rare Ellis, M.B. & J.P., 1997 [causing thickened brown spots with yellow margins]
fruit (mummified) mummified fruit is decayed by long-stalked apothecium Monilinia mespili - Medlar Leaf Blotch - causative organism (Helotiales: Sclerotiniaceae) UK/Ireland Rare Ellis, M.B. & J.P., 1997
fruit fruit may contain larva Neocoenorrhinus aequatus - Apple Fruit Rhynchites (Coleoptera: Rhynchitidae) Morris, M.G., 1990
leaf (dead, fallen, overwintering) dead, fallen, overwintering leaf is spotted by sclerotium Monilinia mespili - Medlar Leaf Blotch - causative organism (Helotiales: Sclerotiniaceae) Buczacki, S. & Harris, K., 1998 [causes large, dark brown, sweet-smelling blotches],
Ellis, M.B. & J.P., 1997 [causes leaf blotch]
leaf (live) live leaf is galled by mostly hypophyllous, grouped aecium Gymnosporangium confusum - a rust fungus (Pucciniales: Pucciniaceae) Rare Ellis, M.B. & J.P., 1997 [causing thickened brown spots with yellow margins]
leaf (live) live leaf is parasitised by epiphyllous pycnium Gymnosporangium confusum - a rust fungus (Pucciniales: Pucciniaceae) Ellis, M.B. & J.P., 1997
leaf (live) live leaf is spotted by hypophyllous, scattered, dark synnema of Phacellium dematiaceous anamorph Phacellium mespili Foreign Restricted Braun, U., 1998,
Spooner, B., 2008
leaf (live) live leaf is spotted by Monilinia anamorph Monilinia mespili - Medlar Leaf Blotch - causative organism (Helotiales: Sclerotiniaceae) Buczacki, S. & Harris, K., 1998 [causes large, dark brown, sweet-smelling blotches],
Ellis, M.B. & J.P., 1997 [causes leaf blotch]
leaf (midrib) leaf (midrib) may contain larva Neocoenorrhinus pauxillus - a leafroller weevil (Coleoptera: Rhynchitidae) Morris, M.G., 1990
leaf (petiole) leaf (petiole) may contain larva Neocoenorrhinus pauxillus - a leafroller weevil (Coleoptera: Rhynchitidae) Morris, M.G., 1990
leaf leaf is grazed by epiphyllous larva Caliroa cerasi - Pear and Cherry Slug Sawfly (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae) Benson, R.B., 1952 [skeletonises the leaf, leaving one cuticle intact]
leaf leaf may be infected and damaged by Erwinia amylovora - Fireblight DEFRA/CSL
leaf leaf is grazed by web-dwelling communal larva Neurotoma saltuum - a sawfly (Hymenoptera: Pamphiliidae) Benson, R.B., 1951
stem (live) live stem is galled by aecium Gymnosporangium confusum - a rust fungus (Pucciniales: Pucciniaceae) Rare Ellis, M.B. & J.P., 1997 [causing thickened brown spots with yellow margins]

Mespilus germanica may be associated with more taxa listed at higher taxonomic level

PLANTAE
(plants)
TRACHEOPHYTA
(vascular plants)
MAGNOLIOPSIDA
(flowering plants)
EU-DICOTS
(dicotyledonous flowering plants)
ROSACEAE
(roses and fruit trees)
Broadleaved shrubs Broadleaved trees (via Mespilus germanica) Trees Broadleaved trees and shrubs Trees and shrubs Trees, shrubs, woody and climbing plants (via Broadleaved trees) Broadleaved trees, shrubs and climbers (via Broadleaved trees and shrubs)

References

DEFRA/CSL Fireblight
Benson, R.B., 1951 Hymenoptera: 2. Symphyta. Section (a)
Benson, R.B., 1952 Hymenoptera: 2. Symphyta. Section (b)
Braun, U., 1998 Monograph of Cercosporella, Ramularia and Allied Genera - Vol II
Buczacki, S. & Harris, K., 1998 Pests, Diseases & Disorders of Garden Plants
Ellis, M.B. & J.P., 1997 Microfungi on Land Plants: An Identification Handbook
Grove, W.B., 1935 British Stem- and Leaf- Fungi: Coelomycetes Vol. I … Sphaeropsidales with hyaline conidia
Ing, B., 1990 An Introduction to British Powdery Mildews
Moore, W.C., 1959 British Parasitic Fungi
Morris, M.G., 1990 Orthocerous Weevils
Morris, M.G., 2002 True Weevils (Part I): Family Curculionidae, subfamilies Raymondionyminae to Smicronychinae
Spooner, B., 2008 Phacellium sorbi (Peck) comb. nov. (Hyphomycetes), new to Britain from leaf spots on Sorbus aucuparia
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