Quercus robur Linnaeus 1753 (Family Fagaceae)


Tree

Bark

Leaf

Male Flowers

Female Flowers

Fruit

Height: <35 m, Age: <1000 yr
Ectomycorrhizal
Lacks Persistent Seed Bank
Monoecious, Flowering April - May (Earliest: 25.4)

Protective Chemicals
Triterpenoids Saponins
Coumarins Aesculetin, Scopoletin
Ellagitannins Castalagin, Castalin, Grandinin, Vescalagin
Phenolic Aldehydes Coniferylaldehyde, Sinapaldehyde, Syringaldehyde, Vanillin
Other Phenolics Ellagic, Ferulic, Gallic, Salicylic, Syringic, & Vanillic Acids
Polyols Quercitol

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows

Beech Forest
Seed Dispersal:
Garrulus glandarius
Mycorrhizae:
Cantharellaceae

Many Boletaceae

Several Sclerodermataceae

Paxillus involutus

Many Russulaceae

Many Amanitaceae

Many Cortinariaceae

Several Entolomataceae

Several Hygrophoraceae

Several Hymenogastraceae

Many Inocybaceae

Many Tricholomataceae

Laccaria amethystina

Laccaria laccata

Lyophyllum decastes
Parasites:
Oak Virus

Erysiphe alphitoides

Septoria quercicola

Apiognomonia errabunda

Aurantiporus fissilis

Cerrena unicolor

Daedalea quercina

Laetiporus sulphureus

Ganoderma applanatum

Sarcodontia spumea

Sparassis laminosa

Inonotus cuticularis

Pleurotus dryinus

Armillaria mellea

Gymnopus fusipes

Several Gracillariidae

Several Nepticulidae

Incurvaria masculella Larva (Leaf Miner)

Tischeria ekebladella

Coleophora currucipennella Larva

Most Cynipidae

Profenusa pygmaea

Arnoldiola quercus

Macrodiplosis roboris Larva
(Leaf Gall)
Herbivores:
Cervidae

Favonius quercus Larva

Chimabachidae

Several Erebidae

Many Geometridae

Many Noctuidae

Nolidae

Several Notodontidae

Many Tortricidae

Drepana curvatula Larva

Ochropacha duplaris

Psoricoptera gibbosella Larva

Teleiodes luculella Larva

Endotricha flammealis Larva

Phycita roborella Larva

Aglia tau Larva

Carcina quercana Larva

Nematopogon adansoniella Larva

Cossus cossus

Poecilocampa populi

Ypsolopha parenthesella Larva

Apoda limacodes Larva

Several Tenthredinidae

Arge rustica Larva

Several Chrysomelidae

Many Curculionidae

Deporaus betulae

Lasiorhynchites sericeus

Agrilus cyanescens

Melolontha melolontha

Lehmannia marginata
Sapivores:
Several Cicadellidae

Many Miridae

Palomena prasina

Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale

Pentatoma rufipes

Lachnus roboris

Tuberculatus annulatus

Centrotus cornutus

Pealius quercus
Xylophages:
Scolytus intricatus

Several Cerambycidae Larvae

Anthaxia salicis Larva

Pyrochroa coccinea Larva
Florivores:
Eupithecia abbreviata Larva

Rhabdomiris striatellus Nymph
Granivores:
Cervidae

Sus scrofa

Sciurus vulgaris

Several Muridae

Meles meles

Columba oenas

Columba palumbus

Parus major

Garrulus glandarius

Pica pica

Sturnus vulgaris

Coccothraustes coccothraustes

Pyrrhula pyrrhula

Cydia fagiglandana Larva

Cydia splendana Larva

Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale Nymph

Miris striatus

Neolygus viridis
Lichens and Fungi:
Several Parmeliaceae

Cladonia coniocraea

Cladonia fimbriata

Physcia adscendens

Physconia enteroxantha

Carbonicola myrmecina

Chrysothrix candelaris

Mycena erubescens

Clitocybe metachroa
Mosses:
Hypnum cupressiforme

Orthotrichum affine
Nests:
(Cavity)

Dryocopus medius
Wood Decomposers:
Several Mycenaceae

Several Psathyrellaceae

Marasmius cohaerens

Megacollybia platyphylla

Gymnopus erythropus

Gymnopus fusipes

Armillaria mellea

Schizophyllum commune

Resupinatus urceolatus

Radulomyces molaris

Stereum gausapatum

Peniophora quercina

Exidia truncata

Exidiopsis opalea

Calocera cornea

Tremella mesenterica

Vuilleminia comedens

Hyphodontia quercina

Schizopora paradoxa

Inocutis dryophila

Oxyporus latemarginatus

Several Polyporaceae

Ganoderma applanatum

Daedalea quercina

Laetiporus sulphureus

Gloeoporus pannocinctus

Phlebia rufa

Xylaria longipes

Xylaria polymorpha

Cudoniella acicularis

Dasyscyphella nivea

Mollisia ramealis

Pezicula cinnamomea

Rutstroemia firma

Bulgaria inquinans

Diatrypella quercina

Bispora antennata

Lonchaea scutellaris Larva

Xylota sylvarum Larva

Pyrrhidium sanguineum Larva

Trypodendron signatum

Crassa unitella

Angiosperm Generalists
Leaf Decomposers:
Gymnopus brassicolens

Marasmius cohaerens

Mycena vitilis

Roridomyces roridus

Clitocybe ornamentalis

Infundibulicybe geotropa

Psathyrella artemisiae

Microthyriaceae

Nectriaceae

Calycellina punctata

Polyscytalum fecundissimum

Apiognomonia errabunda

Ramularia endophylla

Adela reaumurella Larva

Angiosperm Generalists
Fruit Decomposers:
Hymenoscyphus fructigenus

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Common Oak
Trees for Life: Oak
Galls on English or Pedunculate Oak Quercus robur
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