Populus tremula Linnaeus 1753 (Family Salicaceae)


Tree

Bark

Leaf

Male Flower

Female Flowers

Fruit

Height: <20 m, Age: <80 yr
Ectomycorrhizal
Lacks Persistent Seed Bank
Dioecious, Flowering March - April (Earliest: 27.2)

Protective Chemicals
Monoterpenoids Cineole, Limonene, Linalool, Myrcene,
Ocimene, Pinene, Sabinene, Terpinene, Thujene
Sesquiterpenoids Cadinene, Caryophyllene, Copaene,
Farnesene, Humulene
Triterpenoids Butyrospermol, Euphane, Lanostane, Lupane,
Oleanolane, Ursane
Phenolics Cinnamylrutinoside

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows

Wet Forest
Pollination: Wind
Seed Dispersal: Wind
Mycorrhizae:
Several Cortinariaceae

Several Hymenogastraceae

Several Tricholomataceae

Amanita vaginata

Clitopilus prunulus

Inocybe lacera helobia

Entoloma majaloides

Several Boletaceae

Paxillus involutus

Scleroderma bovista

Several Russulaceae
Parasites:
Drepanopeziza populorum

Drepanopeziza punctiformis

Melampsora allii-populina

Inonotus cuticularis

Stigmella assimilella

Stigmella salicis

Harmandiola tremulae Larva
(Leaf Gall)

Agromyza albitarsis

Rhamphus pulicarius Larva
(Leaf Miner)

Tachyerges salicis

Saperda populnea Larva
(Branch Gall)
Possible Parasites:
Several Polyporaceae

Bjerkandera fumosa

Sarcodontia spumea

Inonotus hispidus
Herbivores:
Several Nymphalidae Larvae

Several Erebidae

Many Geometridae

Several Lasiocampidae

Many Noctuidae

Most Notodontidae

Ancylis laetana Larva

Gypsonoma sociana Larva

Catocala nupta Larva

Diurnea fagella

Pseudoips prasinana Larva

Tethea or Larva

Laothoe populi Larva

Batrachedra praeangusta Larva

Ametastegia albipes Larva

Pamphilius sylvaticus Larva

Many Chrysomelidae

Many Curculionidae

Byctiscus betulae

Temnocerus longiceps

Saperda populnea
Possible Herbivores:
Several Erebidae

Several Geometridae Larvae

Many Tortricidae

Acronicta alni Larva

Ochropacha duplaris

Cossus cossus

Cerura erminea

Several Tenthredinidae

Several Curculionidae

Clytra laeviuscula

Clytra quadripunctata

Melolontha melolontha
Sapivores:
Lygocoris pabulinus

Psallus perrisi

Graphosoma lineatum

Palomena prasina

Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale

Centrotus cornutus

Speudotettix subfusculus
Possible Sapivores:
Pentatoma rufipes

Blepharidopterus angulatus
Xylophages:
Obrium cantharinum Larva
Possible Xylophages:
Dinoptera collaris Larva
Florivores:
Eupithecia subfuscata

Egle ciliata Larva

Dorytomus dejeani
Possible Florivores:
Xanthia togata Larva

Gypsonoma dealbana Larva
Granivores:
Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale Nymph
Lichens:
Physcia stellaris

Physcia tenella

Candelariella reflexa

Amandinea punctata

Evernia prunastri

Parmelia sulcata

Lecanora carpinea

Xanthoria parietina
Mosses:
Orthotrichum affine
Wood Decomposers:
Hemipholiota populnea

Pleurotus ostreatus

Pleurotus pulmonarius

Inocutis rheades

Myxarium nucleatum

Several Polyporaceae

Bjerkandera fumosa

Trypophloeus asperatus

Ampedus pomonae Larva

Angiosperm Generalists
Leaf Decomposers:
Drepanopeziza populorum

Drepanopeziza punctiformis

Venturia populina

Angiosperm Generalists

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Aspen


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