Sorbus aucuparia Linnaeus 1753 (Family Rosaceae)


Tree

Bark

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: <20m, Age: <100 yr
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Lacks Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering May - June (Earliest: 1.5)

Protective Chemicals
Cyanogenic Glycosides Amygdalin, Prunasin
Saponins Ursolic Acid
Flavonoids Isorhamnetin, Kaempferol, Quercetin, Sexangularetin
Other Phenolics Tartaric Acid, Tannins
Amino Acids Isobutylamine
Other Acids Citric, Malic, Parasorbic
Biphenyls Aucuparin, Hydroxyaucuparin, Isoaucuparin,
Methoxyaucuparin, Noraucuparin
Dibenzofurans Eriobofuran

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows

Beech Forest
Flower Visitors:
Andrena haemorrhoa

Diadegma elishae

Aglais io

Vanessa atalanta

Empis tessellata

Empis trigramma

Bellardia viarum

Calliphora vicina

Helina celsa

Dolichopus brevipennis

Scathophaga stercoraria

Cantharis pellucida

Malthodes marginatus

Synaptus filiformis

Cychramus luteus
Mycorrhizae:
Cortinarius cagei
Parasites:
Septoria sorbi

Phyllosticta sorbi

Podosphaera clandestina

Schizothyrium pomi

Gymnosporangium cornutum

Pholiota squarrosa

Pleurotus dryinus

Several Coleophoridae

Several Gracillariidae

Several Nepticulidae

Incurvaria pectinea

Lyonetia clerkella

Paraswammerdamia nebulella

Bucculatrix bechsteinella Larva (Leaf Miner)

Contarinia sorbi Larva
(Leaf Gall)

Rhamphus oxyacanthae Larva
(Leaf Miner)

Trachys minutus

Eriophyes sorbi (Leaf Gall)
Possible Parasites:
Aurantiporus fissilis

Cerrena unicolor

Inonotus hispidus

Bucculatrix thoracella
Herbivores:
Aporia crataegi

Several Erebidae

Many Geometridae

Several Noctuidae

Saturniidae

Several Tortricidae

Phalera bucephala

Ptilodon capucina Larva

Yponomeuta evonymella

Yponomeuta padella

Lasiocampa quercus

Ypsolopha horridella

Several Tenthredinidae

Arge ustulata Larva

Pamphilius sylvaticus Larva

Trichiosoma sorbi

Many Curculionidae

Involvulus cupreus
Possible Herbivores:
Several Tortricidae

Cladius pallipes Larva

Rhogogaster chlorosoma Larva

Phyllobius glaucus

Polydrusus marginatus
Sapivores:
Several Cicadellidae

Pentatoma rufipes

Psallus ambiguus

Dysaphis aucupariae

Dysaphis sorbi

Cacopsylla sorbi

Pulvinaria hydrangeae
Possible Sapivores:
Atractotomus mali

Psallus varians

Aphis fabae
Xylophages:
Cervus elaphus

Synanthedon myopaeformis Larva (Wood Borer)

Magdalis cerasi Larva
(Wood Borer)

Magdalis ruficornis Larva
(Wood Borer)

Agrilus sinuatus Larva
(Wood Borer)

Anthaxia salicis Larva
(Wood Borer)

Haplorhynchites caeruleus Larva
Florivores:
Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Larva
Possible Florivores:
Neolygus contaminatus
Frugivores: Martes martes
Meles meles

Bombycilla garrulus

Turdus pilaris

Miris striatus

Involvulus cupreus Larva

Tatianaerhynchites aequatus

Hoplocampa alpina Larva
Possible Granivores:
Anthonomus rectirostris Larva
Lichens:
Several Lecanoraceae

Physcia adscendens

Physcia tenella

Parmelina tiliacea

Xanthoria parietina

Candelariella xanthostigma
Mosses:
Hypnum cupressiforme

Orthotrichum affine
Wood Decomposers:
Simocybe sumptuosa

Pleurotus pulmonarius

Hymenochaetopsis tabacina

Phellinus lundellii

Odonticium septocystidia

Hyphodontia barba-jovis

Postia subcaesia

Trametes trogii

Diplodia pyrenophora

Diaporthe impulsa

Xylaria longipes

Angiosperm Generalists
Fruit Decomposers:
Schizothyrium pomi

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Rowan


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