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Beta vulgaris
(beetroot)

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Beta vulgaris (beetroot)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 23 June 2017
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Beta vulgaris
  • Preferred Common Name
  • beetroot
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae

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Beta vulgaris (beetroot); 1, habit cv. group Garden Beet; 2, inflorescence. 

Reproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', Vols 1-20 (1989-2000), by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia.
TitleLine drawing of B. vulgaris
CaptionBeta vulgaris (beetroot); 1, habit cv. group Garden Beet; 2, inflorescence. Reproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', Vols 1-20 (1989-2000), by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia.
Copyright©PROSEA Foundation
Beta vulgaris (beetroot); 1, habit cv. group Garden Beet; 2, inflorescence. 

Reproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', Vols 1-20 (1989-2000), by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia.
Line drawing of B. vulgarisBeta vulgaris (beetroot); 1, habit cv. group Garden Beet; 2, inflorescence. Reproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', Vols 1-20 (1989-2000), by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia.©PROSEA Foundation

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Beta vulgaris L.

Preferred Common Name

  • beetroot

Other Scientific Names

  • Beta altissima Steud
  • Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris L.
  • Beta vulgaris var. altissima Doll
  • Beta vulgaris var. conditiva Alef.
  • Beta vulgaris var. crassa Alef.

International Common Names

  • English: beet; garden beet; red beet; spinach beet
  • Spanish: betarraga; remolacha
  • French: betterave
  • Arabic: bangar; salq
  • Portuguese: beterraba

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Beiskohl; Rube; Runkelrübe
  • Italy: bieta a foglia; bietola; bietola bianca
  • Netherlands: beetwortel; biet; snijbiet
  • Sweden: beta; mangold

EPPO code

  • BEAVV (Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris)
  • BEAVX (Beta vulgaris)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Caryophyllales
  •                         Family: Chenopodiaceae
  •                             Genus: Beta
  •                                 Species: Beta vulgaris

List of Pests

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Major host of:

Adelphocoris lineolatus (lucerne bug); Agrotis exclamationis (moth, heart and dart); Amaranthus albus (tumble pigweed); Amaranthus hybridus (smooth pigweed); Amaranthus retroflexus (redroot pigweed); Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed); Anagallis arvensis (scarlet pimpernel); Aphis fabae (black bean aphid); Artemisia biennis (biennial wormwood); Autographa gamma (silver-Y moth); Beet curly top virus (curly top); Beet mild yellowing virus (beet mild yellowing); Beet mosaic virus (spinach mosaic virus); Beet necrotic yellow vein virus (rhizomania); Beet pseudoyellows virus; Beet soil-borne mosaic virus; Bromus madritensis (compact brome); Bromus rigidus (ripgut brome); Bromus rubens (red brome); Bromus sterilis (barren brome); Cercospora beticola (cercospora leaf spot of beets); Chaetocnema confinis (flea beetle); Chamomilla recutita (common chamomile); Chenopodium murale (nettleleaf goosefoot); Chenopodium polyspermum (Manyseeded goosefoot); Chrysodeixis eriosoma (green looper caterpillar); Colletotrichum dematium (leaf spot); Cornu aspersum (common garden snail); Cossus cossus (carpenter moth); Cuscuta europaea (European dodder); Datura stramonium (jimsonweed); Digitaria ciliaris (southern crabgrass); Ditylenchus destructor (potato tuber nematode); Emex spinosa (spiny emex); Equisetum arvense (field horsetail); Eragrostis cilianensis (stink grass); Euphorbia helioscopia (sun spurge); Forficula auricularia (European earwig); Frankliniella occidentalis (western flower thrips); Fumaria officinalis (common fumitory); Galium aparine (cleavers); Gibberella avenacea (Fusarium blight); Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa (European mole cricket); Helicotylenchus dihystera (common spiral nematode); Heliotropium europaeum (common heliotrope); Heterodera schachtii (beet cyst eelworm); Hibiscus trionum (Venice mallow); Iva xanthiifolia (marsh-elder); Limonius californicus (sugarbeet wireworm); Listroderes costirostris (vegetable weevil); Lolium multiflorum (Italian ryegrass); Lolium rigidum (rigid ryegrass); Longidorus elongatus (needle nematode); Loxostege sticticalis (beet webworm); Melilotus indica (Indian sweetclover); Melolontha melolontha (white grub cockchafer); Nacobbus aberrans (false root-knot nematode); Olpidium brassicae (Olpidium seedling blight); Papaver rhoeas (common poppy); Peridroma saucia (pearly underwing moth); Phenacoccus betae; Physoderma leproides (beet tumor); Phytophthora cryptogea (tomato foot rot); Piesma quadratum (beet bug); Poa annua (annual meadowgrass); Polygonum aviculare (prostrate knotweed); Polygonum hydropiper (marsh pepper); Polygonum persicaria (redshank); Pratylenchus penetrans (nematode, northern root lesion); Pseudomonas marginalis pv. marginalis (lettuce marginal leaf blight); Pythium ultimum (black-leg of seedlings); Raphanus raphanistrum (wild radish); Salsola vermiculata (Mediterranean saltwort); Scirtothrips dorsalis (chilli thrips); Senecio vulgaris; Setaria pumila (yellow foxtail); Setaria verticillata (bristly foxtail); Setaria viridis (green foxtail); Solanum nigrum (black nightshade); Sorghum halepense (Johnson grass); Spergula arvensis (corn spurry); Spodoptera littoralis (cotton leafworm); Spoladea recurvalis (Hawaiian beet webworm); Stellaria media (common chickweed); Taraxacum officinale complex (dandelion); Thlaspi arvense (field pennycress); Thrips flavus (honeysuckle thrips); Tobacco mosaic virus (tobacco mosaic); Urtica urens (annual nettle); Veronica persica (creeping speedwell); Xanthium spinosum (bathurst burr); Xanthium strumarium (common cocklebur); Xiphinema diversicaudatum (dagger nematode)

Minor host of:

Abutilon theophrasti (velvet leaf); Alfalfa mosaic virus (alfalfa yellow spot); Archips fuscocupreanus; Arion vulgaris (Spanish slug); Asphodelus tenuifolius (onionweed); Beet leaf curl virus (leaf curl); Beet yellows virus (beet yellows); Belonolaimus longicaudatus (sting nematode); Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris (yellow disease phytoplasmas); Candidatus Phytoplasma solani (Stolbur phytoplasma); Chalara elegans (black root rot); Chickpea chlorotic dwarf virus; Conium maculatum (poison hemlock); Conyza bonariensis (hairy fleabane); Conyza canadensis (Canadian fleabane); Diabrotica speciosa (cucurbit beetle); Dociostaurus maroccanus (Moroccan locust); Epitrix tuberis (tuber flea beetle); Halotydeus destructor (redlegged earth mite); Heterodera glycines (soybean cyst nematode); Hyperomyzus lactucae (blackcurrant-sowthistle aphid); Liriomyza huidobrensis (serpentine leafminer); Lygus lineolaris (tarnished plant bug); Melanoplus bivittatus (twostriped grasshopper); Meloidogyne ethiopica (Root-knot nematode); Meloidogyne fallax (false Columbia root-knot nematode); Meloidogyne incognita (root-knot nematode); Murgantia histrionica (harlequin bug); Nicandra physalodes (apple of Peru); Noctua pronuba (common yellow underwing moth); Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. brasiliense; Phalaris paradoxa (awned canary-grass); Philaenus spumarius (meadow froghopper); Phoma pinodella (leaf spot of pea); Platynota stultana (omnivorous leaf roller); Polymyxa betae; Pratylenchus thornei; Pythium aphanidermatum (damping-off); Pythium debaryanum (damping-off); Ralstonia solanacearum (bacterial wilt of potato); Rhodococcus fascians (fasciation: leafy gall); Rotylenchulus reniformis (reniform nematode); Rumex crispus (curled dock); Scutellonema brachyurus; Sowbane mosaic virus; Spodoptera eridania (southern armyworm); Spodoptera exigua (beet armyworm); Spodoptera frugiperda (fall armyworm); Streptomyces scabiei (potato scab); Tetranychus urticae (two-spotted spider mite); Theba pisana (white garden snail); Tobacco necrosis virus (augusta disease of tulip); Tribulus terrestris (puncture vine); Trichoplusia ni (cabbage looper); Tuta absoluta (tomato leafminer); Xestia c-nigrum (spotted cutworm)

Wild host of:

Planococcus kenyae (coffee mealybug)

Associated with (not a host):

Delia platura (bean seed fly); Longidorus attenuatus (needle nematode)

Host of (source - data mining):

Aclypea opaca (carrion, beetle, beet); Athelia rolfsii (sclerotium rot); Atomaria linearis (beetle, pigmy mangold); Peronospora farinosa f.sp. betae (sugarbeet downy mildew); Steneotarsonemus zaheri; Vicia sativa (common vetch)