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

Caloptilia rufipennella

Cameraria ohridella

Bucculatrix thoracella

Incurvaria pectinea
(Leaf Miner)

Heterarthrus aceris

Heterarthrus cuneifrons

Drisina glutinosa

Aceria cephalonea

Aceria pseudoplatani
Herbivores:
Many Geometridae

Many Noctuidae

Several Tortricidae

Calliteara pudibunda

Carcina quercana Larva

Phalera bucephala

Byctiscus betulae
Possible Herbivores:
Several Tortricidae

Mimas tiliae Larva

Craesus septentrionalis

Several Curculionidae

Melolontha melolontha
Sapivores:
Fagocyba cruenta

Periphyllus acericola

Aphrophora alni
Possible Sapivores:
Phytocoris ulmi
Xylophages:
Stenurella melanura Larva
(Wood Borer)

Hylesinus fraxini Larva
(Wood Borer)

Otiorhynchus coecus Larva

Agrilus viridis Larva
(Wood Borer)
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

Gnomonia cerastis

Angiosperm Generalists

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Sycamore


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