Acer pseudoplatanus Linnaeus 1753 (Family Sapindaceae)


Tree

Bark

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: <30 m, Age: <500 yr
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Lacks Persistent Seed Bank
Monoecious, Flowering May (Earliest: 9.4)

Protective Chemicals
Phenolics Gallic Acid, Tannins
Amino Acids Hypoglycin

Biotopes:
Beech Forest Edge
Seed Dispersal: Wind
Parasites:
Rhytisma acerinum

Sawadaea bicornis

Taphrina pseudoplatani

Cerrena unicolor

Inonotus cuticularis

Incurvaria pectinea
(Leaf Miner)

Cameraria ohridella

Bucculatrix thoracella

Heterarthrus aceris

Heterarthrus cuneifrons

Drisina glutinosa

Aceria cephalonea

Aceria pseudoplatani
Herbivores:
Many Geometridae

Many Noctuidae

Pandemis cerasana

Pandemis heparana

Calliteara pudibunda

Carcina quercana Larva

Phalera bucephala

Byctiscus betulae
Possible Herbivores:
Several Tortricidae

Craesus septentrionalis

Several Curculionidae

Crepidodera aurata

Melolontha melolontha
Sapivores:
Fagocyba cruenta

Periphyllus acericola
Possible Sapivores:
Phytocoris ulmi
Xylophages:
Stenurella melanura Larva
(Wood Borer)

Hylesinus fraxini Larva
(Wood Borer)

Otiorhynchus coecus Larva
Possible Xylophages:
Anthaxia salicis Larva
(Wood Borer)

Dinoptera collaris Larva
Granivores:
Apodemus sylvaticus
Possible Granivores:
Miris striatus

Neolygus viridis
Lichens and Fungi:
Parmelia sulcata

Pertusaria albescens

Phlyctis argena

Buellia griseovirens

Violella fucata

Arthonia vinosa

Mycena erubescens
Mosses:
Hypnum cupressiforme
Wood Decomposers:
Coprinellus domesticus

Xylaria longipes

Xylaria polymorpha

Lonchaea scutellaris Larva

Angiosperm Generalists
Leaf Decomposers:
Pilidium acerinum

Crocicreas subhyalinum

Rhytisma acerinum

Angiosperm Generalists

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Sycamore


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