Acer platanoides Linnaeus 1753 (Family Sapindaceae)


Tree

Bark

Leaf

Flowers

Fruit

Height: <30 m, Age: <200 yr
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Lacks Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering April - May (Earliest: 19.4)

Protective Chemicals
Flavonoids Catechin, Epicatechin
Other Phenolics Gallic & Tannic Acids

Biotopes:
Beech Forest Edge
Flower Visitors:
Andrena bicolor

Scathophaga stercoraria

Limnophyes habilis

Chlorops meigenii

Egle ciliata

Azana anomala

Sagittogethes ovatus

Anaspis garneysi
Seed Dispersal: Wind
Parasites:
Rhytisma acerinum

Sawadaea bicornis

Cerrena unicolor

Inonotus cuticularis

Cameraria ohridella

Bucculatrix thoracella

Caloptilia rufipennella

Heterarthrus aceris

Drisina glutinosa
Herbivores:
Acronicta psi

Cnephasia asseclana
Possible Herbivores:
Several Tortricidae

Mimas tiliae Larva

Craesus septentrionalis

Several Curculionidae

Melolontha melolontha
Sapivores:
Psallus perrisi

Edwardsiana frustrator

Pulvinaria hydrangeae
Possible Sapivores:
Orthotylus prasinus

Phytocoris ulmi
Xylophages:
Hylesinus fraxini Larva
(Wood Borer)

Otiorhynchus coecus Larva

Agrilus viridis Larva
(Wood Borer)

Chyliza leptogaster Larva
Possible Xylophages:
Anthaxia salicis Larva
(Wood Borer)

Dinoptera collaris Larva
Possible Granivores:
Miris striatus

Neolygus viridis
Fungi:
Mycena erubescens
Wood Decomposers:
Coprinellus domesticus

Calocera glossoides

Xylaria longipes

Xylaria polymorpha

Lonchaea scutellaris Larva

Angiosperm Generalists
Leaf Decomposers:
Rhytisma acerinum

Ecological Flora of the British Isles


Pictures © 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 J.K. Lindsey

Caution

Back to Ecology of Commanster