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Papaver rhoeas
(common poppy)

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Papaver rhoeas (common poppy)

Summary

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  • 19 November 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Papaver rhoeas
  • Preferred Common Name
  • common poppy
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
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Seedlings of P. rhoeas.
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CaptionSeedlings of P. rhoeas.
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Seedlings of P. rhoeas.
SeedlingsSeedlings of P. rhoeas.AgrEvo
Mature flowering plants in wheat.
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Mature flowering plants in wheat.
Flowering plantsMature flowering plants in wheat.AgrEvo

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Papaver rhoeas L. (1753)

Preferred Common Name

  • common poppy

Other Scientific Names

  • Papaver commutatum Fisch. & C. A. May
  • Papaver insignitum Jord.
  • Papaver intermedium Beck
  • Papaver ramosissimum Fedde 1905
  • Papaver roubiaei Vig.
  • Papaver strigosum (Boenn.) Schur 1877
  • Papaver tenuissimum Fedde
  • Papaver trilobum Wallr.
  • Papaver tumidulum Klokov 1953

International Common Names

  • English: corn poppy; field poppy; Flanders poppy; Shirley poppy
  • Spanish: amapola
  • French: coquelicot; pavot coquelicot
  • Chinese: li chun hua
  • Portuguese: papoila-das-searas; papoula ordinaria

Local Common Names

  • Argentina: amapola silvestre
  • Belgium: klaproes; kollebloem
  • Chile: amapola roja
  • Denmark: korn valmue
  • Egypt: deydahaan; zaghleel
  • Finland: silkkiunikko
  • Germany: Feldmohn; Feuermohn; Klapperrose; Klatsch-mohn; Klatschrose; Wider Monhn
  • Italy: papavero salvatico; rosolaccio
  • Lebanon: shaka'ik-un-naman
  • Netherlands: klaproos
  • Norway: kornvalmue
  • Sweden: kornvallmo
  • Turkey: gelincik
  • Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro): bulka

EPPO code

  • PAPRH (Papaver rhoeas)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Papaverales
  •                         Family: Papaveraceae
  •                             Genus: Papaver
  •                                 Species: Papaver rhoeas

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes

Asia

AfghanistanPresentHolm et al., 1991
ArmeniaPresentUSDA, et al., 1998
AzerbaijanPresentUSDA, et al., 1998
ChinaPresentHolm et al., 1991
Georgia (Republic of)PresentUSDA, et al., 1998
IranWidespreadHolm et al., 1991
IraqPresentHolm et al., 1991
IsraelPresentHolm et al., 1991
JapanPresentHolm et al., 1991
JordanPresentHolm et al., 1991
LebanonPresentHolm et al., 1991
PakistanPresentBasit and Ghani, 1978
SyriaPresentUSDA, et al., 1998
TurkeyPresentHolm et al., 1991

Africa

AlgeriaPresentFenni, 1993
EgyptPresentHolm et al., 1991
LibyaPresentUSDA, et al., 1998
MoroccoPresentHolm et al., 1991
South AfricaPresentWells et al., 1986
Spain
-Canary IslandsPresentUSDA, et al., 1998
TunisiaWidespreadHolm et al., 1991

North America

CanadaPresentHolm et al., 1991
USAPresentHolm et al., 1991

South America

ArgentinaPresentValladares, 1981
ChilePresentHolm et al., 1991
ColombiaPresentHolm et al., 1991

Europe

AlbaniaPresentUSDA, et al., 1998
AustriaPresentRuss, 1985
BelarusPresentUSDA, et al., 1998
BelgiumPresentHolm et al., 1991
BulgariaPresentUSDA, et al., 1998
Czechoslovakia (former)PresentHolm et al., 1991
DenmarkPresentHolm et al., 1991
FrancePresentHolm et al., 1991
-CorsicaPresentUSDA, et al., 1998
GermanyWidespreadHolm et al., 1991
GreeceWidespreadHolm et al., 1991
HungaryWidespreadHolm et al., 1991
IcelandPresentHolm et al., 1991
IrelandWidespreadHolm et al., 1991
ItalyWidespreadHolm et al., 1991
LatviaPresentUSDA, et al., 1998
LithuaniaPresentUSDA, et al., 1998
NetherlandsPresentUSDA, et al., 1998
NorwayPresentUSDA, et al., 1998
PolandWidespreadHolm et al., 1991
PortugalWidespreadHolm et al., 1991
-AzoresPresentUSDA, et al., 1998
-MadeiraPresentUSDA, et al., 1998
RomaniaPresentUSDA, et al., 1998
Russian FederationPresentHolm et al., 1991
SpainWidespreadHolm et al., 1991
-Balearic IslandsPresentUSDA, et al., 1998
SwedenWidespreadHolm et al., 1991
SwitzerlandPresentJaggli, 1992
UKPresentHolm et al., 1991
UkrainePresentSolomakha, 1986
Yugoslavia (former)PresentHolm et al., 1991

Oceania

AustraliaPresentHolm et al., 1991
-Australian Northern TerritoryPresentLazarides et al., 1997
-New South WalesPresentLazarides et al., 1997
-QueenslandPresentLazarides et al., 1997
-South AustraliaPresentLazarides et al., 1997
-TasmaniaPresentBishop and Pemberton, 1996
-VictoriaPresentLazarides et al., 1997
-Western AustraliaPresentLazarides et al., 1997
New ZealandPresentHolm et al., 1991

Habitat List

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CategorySub-CategoryHabitatPresenceStatus
Terrestrial

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Alternaria compacta Pathogen Fruits/pods/Growing point/Inflorescence/Leaves/Stems
Ceutorhynchus albovittatus Herbivore Fruits/pods
Ceutorhynchus denticulatus Herbivore Roots
Corynis similis Herbivore Fruits/pods/Inflorescence
Dendryphion papaveris Pathogen Leaves
Golovinomyces cichoracearum Pathogen Leaves
Pachycephus smyrnensis Herbivore Roots/Stems
Pleospora papaveracea Pathogen Leaves

References

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Ialongo MT, 1982. A population of Erysiphe cichoracearum DC. specific to poppy. Annali dell' Istituto Sperimentale per la Patologia Vegetale Roma, 8:27-30

Jaggli B, 1992. Seed production of six ruderal weeds on different sites. Berichte des Geobotanischen Institutes der Eidgenossischen Technischen Hochschule, Stiftung Rubel, No. 58:86-100.

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