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Symphytum L. (comfreys)

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NBN NBN (data.nbn.org.uk) has the UK distribution map of Symphytum (comfreys)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Genus)

Taxon Rank #webs

Suggested Literature

Symphytum may 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 Symphytum:

is foodplant of Mogulones asperifoliarum - a weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Bullock, J.A., 1992
debris (wet, dead, decayed) wet, dead, decayed debris is decayed by fruitbody Pterula caricis-pendulae - a coral fungus (Agaricales: Pterulaceae) Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005
flower flower is galled by larva Dasineura symphyti - a gall midge (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) Stubbs, F.B. (Editor), 1986
leaf (basal, base of) (decayed) decayed leaf (basal, base of) is decayed by fruitbody Hemimycena candida - a toadstool (Agaricales: Mycenaceae) UK/Ireland Restricted Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005
leaf leaf is mined by communal larva Agromyza abiens - a leaf-mining fly (Diptera: Agromyzidae) Spencer, K.A., 1972 [large blotch which can fill entire leaf]
leaf leaf is mined by larva Agromyza myosotidis - a leaf-mining fly (Diptera: Agromyzidae) Spencer, K.A., 1972 [large blotch]
leaf leaf is grazed by larva Longitarsus curtus - a flea beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) UK/Ireland Kevan D.K., 1967,
Bullock, J.A., 1992
leaf leaf is grazed by adult Longitarsus curtus - a flea beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) UK/Ireland Kevan D.K., 1967,
Bullock, J.A., 1992
leaf leaf is grazed by larva Longitarsus nasturtii - a flea beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) UK/Ireland Major Kevan D.K., 1967,
Bullock, J.A., 1992
leaf leaf is grazed by adult Longitarsus nasturtii - a flea beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) UK/Ireland Major Kevan D.K., 1967,
Bullock, J.A., 1992
stem (dead, decayed) dead, decayed stem is decayed by fruitbody Lachnella villosa - a cyphelloid fungus (Agaricales: Niaceae) Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005
stem (large) (dead) dead stem (large) is decayed by fruitbody Lachnella alboviolascens - a cyphelloid fungus (Agaricales: Niaceae) Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005

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

PLANTAE
(plants)
TRACHEOPHYTA
(vascular plants)
MAGNOLIOPSIDA
(flowering plants)
EU-DICOTS
(dicotyledonous flowering plants)
BORAGINACEAE
(comfreys and forget-me-nots)
Herbaceous Plants (via Boraginaceae)

References

Bullock, J.A., 1992 Host Plants of British Beetles: A List of Recorded Associations
Kevan D.K., 1967 The British Species of the genus Longitarsus (Col., Chrysomelidae)
Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005 Checklist of the British and Irish Basidiomycota
Spencer, K.A., 1972 Diptera: Agromyzidae
Stubbs, F.B. (Editor), 1986 Provisional Keys to British Plant Galls
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