Salix alba Linnaeus 1753 (Family Salicaceae)


Tree

Bark

Leaf

Male Flower

Fruit

Height: <20 m, Age: <100 yr
Ectomycorrhizal
Dioecious, Flowering April - May (Earliest: 22.4)

Protective Chemicals
Flavonoids Catechin
Other
Phenolics
Salicylic Acid, Salicortin,
Salicoside, Saligenin, Tannins

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows

Wet Forest
Flower Visitors:
Andrena barbilabris

Melangyna lasiophthalma
Seed Dispersal: Wind
Mycorrhizae:
Several Entolomataceae

Several Hymenogastraceae

Inocybe lacera

Inocybe rufoalba

Cortinarius delibutus

Cortinarius violaceus
Parasites:
Drepanopeziza salicis

Monostichella salicis

Venturia saliciperda

Stigmella salicis

Pontania proxima

Agromyza albitarsis

Aulagromyza tridentata

Rabdophaga salicis

Rhamphus pulicarius Larva
(Leaf Miner)

Tachyerges salicis

Trachys minutus

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

Bjerkandera fumosa

Phellinus igniarius

Inonotus hispidus

Lyonetia clerkella
Herbivores:
Apatura ilia Larva

Nymphalis polychloros Larva

Several Geometridae

Many Noctuidae Larvae

Several Notodontidae

Catocala nupta Larva

Scoliopteryx libatrix

Laothoe populi Larva

Yponomeuta rorrella Larva

Poecilocampa populi

Batrachedra praeangusta Larva

Agonopterix ocellana Larva

Amauronematus histrio Larva

Empria immersa

Arge enodis Larva

Several Chrysomelidae

Dorytomus melanophthalmus

Phyllobius pyri
Possible Herbivores:
Several Erebidae

Several Geometridae

Several Notodontidae Larvae

Many Tortricidae

Anorthoa munda Larva

Melanchra persicariae Larva

Diurnea fagella

Endotricha flammealis Larva

Many Tenthredinidae

Several Chrysomelidae

Many Curculionidae

Deporaus betulae

Melolontha melolontha
Sapivores:
Aphis farinosa

Cavariella aegopodii

Bactericera curvatinervis

Idiocerus herrichii
Possible Sapivores:
Several Miridae

Several Pentatomidae

Edwardsiana rosae

Speudotettix subfusculus
Possible Xylophages:
Anthaxia salicis Larva
(Wood Borer)

Pyrochroa coccinea Larva
(Wood Borer)
Possible Florivores:
Eana incanana

Gypsonoma dealbana Larva

Egle ciliata Larva

Neolygus contaminatus
Possible Granivores:
Closterotomus fulvomaculatus

Neolygus viridis
Wood Decomposers:
Hemipholiota populnea

Pholiota gummosa

Pluteus podospileus

Flammulina velutipes

Pleurotus ostreatus

Pleurotus pulmonarius

Stereum subtomentosum

Scytinostroma portentosum

Several Hymenochaetaceae

Exidia recisa

Odonticium septocystidia

Several Polyporaceae

Bjerkandera fumosa

Junghuhnia nitida

Trypophloeus asperatus

Ampedus pomonae Larva

Angiosperm Generalists
Leaf Decomposers:
Asteroma salicis

Drepanopeziza salicis

Polyscytalum fecundissimum

Venturia saliciperda

Adela cuprella Larva

Angiosperm Generalists

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: White Willow


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