Larix decidua Miller 1768 (Family Pinaceae)


Tree

Bark

Leaves

Fruit

Height: <40 m, Age: <500 yr
Ectomycorrhizal
Monoecious, Flowering March - April

Protective Chemicals
Monoterpenoids Cadinene, Camphene, Pinene
Diterpenoids Abietadiene, Abietane, Labdane, Pimarane
Triterpenoids Friedelin, Methylenecycloartanone, Methylenecycloartanol
Flavonoids Catechin, Epicatechin
Other Phenolics Ferulic & Hydroxybenzoic Acids, Picein, Rheosmin, Tannins
Other Acids Larixinic

Biotopes:
Spruce Forest
Pollination: Wind
Mycorrhizae:
Several Suillaceae

Gomphidius maculatus

Boletus edulis

Neoboletus luridiformis

Paxillus involutus

Scleroderma citrinum

Several Amanitaceae

Cortinarius camphoratus

Tricholoma virgatum

Inocybe dulcamara

Entoloma vernum

Several Russulaceae
Parasites:
Heterobasidion annosum

Phaeolus schweinitzii

Armillaria ostoyae
Herbivores:
Several Geometridae

Several Noctuidae

Several Tortricidae

Sphinx pinastri

Dioryctria abietella Larva

Several Curculionidae

Pristiphora laricis Larva
Xylophages:
Molorchus minor Larva
(Wood Borer)

Anthaxia quadripunctata Larva (Wood Borer)

Dendroctonus micans
(Wood Borer)

Pityogenes chalcographus (Wood Borer)

Otiorhynchus coecus Larva
Florivores:
Eupithecia indigata Larva
Granivores:
Loxia curvirostra

Coccothraustes coccothraustes

Gastrodes grossipes
Wood Decomposers:
Armillaria ostoyae

Hypholoma capnoides

Pholiota scamba

Panellus mitis

Pleurocybella porrigens

Heterobasidion annosum

Stereum sanguinolentum

Tapinella atrotomentosa

Pseudohydnum gelatinosum

Exidia saccharina

Tubulicrinis subulatus

Tremella encephala

Several Fomitopsidaceae

Trichaptum abietinum

Pezicula livida

Several Cerambycidae Larvae

Several Curculionidae

Gymnosperm Generalists
Needle Decomposers:
Hemimycena lactea

Gymnosperm Generalists
Cone Decomposers:
Clinodiplosis cilicrus Larva

Gymnosperm Generalists


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