Prunus padus Linnaeus 1753 (Family Rosaceae)


Tree

Bark

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: <15m; Age: <50 yr
Arbuscular and Occasionally Ectomycorrhizal
Lacks Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering May (Earliest: 20.4)

Protective Chemicals
Cyanogenic Glycosides Amygdalin, Prunasin
Flavonoids Cyanidin, Rutin
Other Phenolics Phenylethanol
Alcohols Sorbitol

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows
Parasites:
Blumeriella jaapii

Pucciniastrum areolatum

Phellinus pomaceus

Laetiporus sulphureus

Incurvaria pectinea

Coleophora spinella

Lyonetia clerkella

Phyllonorycter sorbi
Larva (Leaf Miner)

Phyllocoptes eupadi (Leaf Gall)

Magdalis ruficornis Larva
(Oligophagous Wood Borer)
Possible Parasites:
Inonotus hispidus

Trachys minutus
Herbivores:
Aporia crataegi

Callophrys rubi Larva

Many Geometridae

Several Noctuidae

Yponomeuta evonymella

Yponomeuta padella

Pamphilius sylvaticus Larva

Several Curculionidae

Rhynchites bacchus

Luperus longicornis
Possible Herbivores:
Vanessa cardui

Several Tortricidae

Phlogophora meticulosa

Several Tenthredinidae Larvae

Several Chrysomelidae

Several Curculionidae
Sapivores:
Rhopalosiphum padi
Possible Sapivores:
Several Miridae

Palomena prasina

Cixius simplex

Thrips fuscipennis
Xylophages:
Synanthedon myopaeformis Larva (Wood Borer)

Magdalis ruficornis Larva (Wood Borer)

Tetrops praeustus Larva (Wood Borer)
Florivores:
Pasiphila rectangulata Larva
Frugivores:
Nucifraga caryocatactes

Rhynchites bacchus Larva

Tatianaerhynchites aequatus
Granivores:
Anthonomus rectirostris Larva
Wood Decomposers:
Phellinus pomaceus

Craterocolla cerasi

Laetiporus sulphureus

Xylaria polymorpha

Tetrops praeustus Larva

Angiosperm Generalists

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Bird Cherry


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

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