Viburnum opulus Linnaeus 1753 (Family Caprifoliaceae)


Bush

Bark

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: <4 m, Age: <25 yr
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering May - June (Earliest: 20.5)

Protective Chemicals
Iridoids Opulus
Flavonoids Atechin, Cyanidin, Epicatechin, Quercetin
Other Phenolics Caffeic, Chlorogenic, Coumaric, Dihydroxyphenylacetic, Ellagic, Ferulic, Gallic, Homogentisic,
Hydroxybenzoic, Protocatechuic, Syringic, & Trimethoxybenzoic Acids, Arbutin, Tannins
Other Acids Malic, Oxalic

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows
Flower Visitors:
Tenthredo arcuata

Anthophila fabriciana

Several Empididae

Several Syrphidae

Scathophaga stercoraria

Thricops nigrifrons

Paracorymbia maculicornis

Panorpa vulgaris
Parasites:
Boeremia exigua

Pseudocercospora viburnigena

Erysiphe viburni
Herbivores:
Several Noctuidae

Siona lineata Larva

Aphelia viburnana Larva

Anania coronata

Tenthredo livida

Tenthredo vespa Larva

Otiorhynchus veterator

Phyllobius pyri

Pyrrhalta viburni

Helicidae
Sapivores:
Aphis fabae

Aulacorthum solani
Xylophages:
Dinoptera collaris Larva (Wood Borer)
Frugivores:
Bombycilla garrulus

Columba palumbus
Lichens:
Parmelia saxatilis

Physcia aipolia

Xanthoria parietina
Leaf Decomposers:
Polyscytalum fecundissimum

Angiosperm Generalists

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Guelder Rose


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