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Allium porrum
(leek)

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Allium porrum (leek)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 10 December 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Allium porrum
  • Preferred Common Name
  • leek
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Monocotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Spices and culinary herbs
  • Vegetable

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Pictures

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Allium porrum (leek); cultivation in Belgium.
TitleField crop
CaptionAllium porrum (leek); cultivation in Belgium.
Copyright©Bart De Clercq/Ghent University, Belgium
Allium porrum (leek); cultivation in Belgium.
Field cropAllium porrum (leek); cultivation in Belgium.©Bart De Clercq/Ghent University, Belgium
Allium porrum (leek); cultivation in Belgium.
TitleField crop
CaptionAllium porrum (leek); cultivation in Belgium.
Copyright©Bart De Clercq/Ghent University, Belgium
Allium porrum (leek); cultivation in Belgium.
Field cropAllium porrum (leek); cultivation in Belgium.©Bart De Clercq/Ghent University, Belgium
Allium porrum (leek); developing flower stem.
TitleFlower stem
CaptionAllium porrum (leek); developing flower stem.
Copyright©Sabien Pollet/POVLT, Belgium
Allium porrum (leek); developing flower stem.
Flower stemAllium porrum (leek); developing flower stem.©Sabien Pollet/POVLT, Belgium
Allium porrum (leek); flowering head.
TitleFlowering head
CaptionAllium porrum (leek); flowering head.
Copyright©Sabien Pollet/POVLT, Belgium
Allium porrum (leek); flowering head.
Flowering headAllium porrum (leek); flowering head.©Sabien Pollet/POVLT, Belgium
Allium porrum (leek); coated leek seeds.
TitleSeeds
CaptionAllium porrum (leek); coated leek seeds.
Copyright©Ellen Pauwelyn/Ghent University, Belgium
Allium porrum (leek); coated leek seeds.
SeedsAllium porrum (leek); coated leek seeds.©Ellen Pauwelyn/Ghent University, Belgium
Allium porrum (leek); harvested leeks.
TitleHarvested crop
CaptionAllium porrum (leek); harvested leeks.
Copyright©Sabien Pollet/POVLT, Belgium
Allium porrum (leek); harvested leeks.
Harvested cropAllium porrum (leek); harvested leeks.©Sabien Pollet/POVLT, Belgium

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Allium porrum Lambinon et al., 1998

Preferred Common Name

  • leek

Other Scientific Names

  • Allium ampeloprasum Hanelt, 1990; Hanelt, 1996
  • Allium ampeloprasum var. (spp.) porrum Smith & Crowther, 1995; Khazanehdari & Jones, 1997

International Common Names

  • English: common leek
  • Spanish: porro; puerro
  • French: poireau; porreau
  • Portuguese: alho-porro

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Breitlauch; Porree
  • Italy: porro
  • Netherlands: prei
  • Sweden: purjo

EPPO code

  • ALLPO (Allium porrum)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Monocotyledonae
  •                     Order: Liliales
  •                         Family: Liliaceae
  •                             Genus: Allium
  •                                 Species: Allium porrum

List of Pests

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Major host of:

Aceria tulipae (dry bulb mite); Acrolepiopsis assectella (leek moth); Agrotis segetum (turnip moth); Alternaria porri (purple blotch); Botryotinia porri (Botrytis rot of garlic); Chamomilla recutita (common chamomile); Ciborinia allii (neck rot of onion); Colletotrichum dematium (leaf spot); Delia antiqua (onion fly); Ditylenchus dipsaci (stem and bulb nematode); Iris yellow spot virus (iris yellow spot); Leek yellow stripe virus; Phytomyza gymnostoma (onion leaf miner); Phytophthora porri (white tip of leek); Pratylenchus penetrans (nematode, northern root lesion); Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae (bacterial canker or blast (stone and pome fruits)); Puccinia allii (rust of allium, onion, leek and garlic); Shallot latent virus; Stromatinia cepivora (white rot of onion and garlic); Thrips tabaci (onion thrips); Tomato black ring virus (ring spot of beet); Urocystis cepulae (onion smut); Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. allii

Minor host of:

Acrolepia sapporensis; Botrytis aclada (grey mould of onion); Cacoecimorpha pronubana (carnation tortrix); Cirsium arvense (creeping thistle); Cladosporium allii (leaf spot: leek); Colletotrichum circinans (onion smudge); Delia floralis (turnip maggot); Fusarium culmorum (culm rot: cereals); Fusarium oxysporum (basal rot); Gibberella avenacea (Fusarium blight); Leptotrochila porri; Leveillula taurica (powdery mildew of cotton); Liriomyza cepae (miner, stone leek leaf); Liriomyza nietzkei; Mycosphaerella allii-cepae (leaf spot: onion); Onion yellow dwarf virus (onion yellow dwarf); Paspalum distichum (knotgrass); Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum (bacterial root rot of sweet potato); Peronospora destructor (downy mildew of onion); Pleospora herbarum (leaf blight of onion); Pseudomonas syringae (bacterial blast); Pseudomonas syringae pv. porri; Pyrenochaeta terrestris (pink root of onion); Rhizoglyphus setosus; Stemphylium vesicarium (onion leaf blight); Thlaspi arvense (field pennycress); Thrips angusticeps (field thrips); Tomato spotted wilt virus (tomato spotted wilt)

Wild host of:

Xiphinema diversicaudatum (dagger nematode)

Uses List

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Human food and beverage

  • Spices and culinary herbs
  • Vegetable