Acer pseudoplatanus Linnaeus 1753 (Family Sapindaceae)


Tree

Bark

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: <30 m, Age: <500 yr
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Lacks Persistent Seed Bank
Monoecious, Flowering May (Earliest: 9.4)

Protective Chemicals
Phenolics Gallic Acid, Tannins
Amino Acids Hypoglycin

Biotopes:
Beech Forest Edge

Hedge Rows
Seed Dispersal: Wind
Parasites:
Rhytisma acerinum

Sawadaea bicornis

Taphrina pseudoplatani

Cerrena unicolor

Inonotus cuticularis

Caloptilia rufipennella

Cameraria ohridella

Bucculatrix thoracella

Incurvaria pectinea

Heterarthrus aceris

Heterarthrus cuneifrons

Drisina glutinosa

Aceria cephalonea

Aceria pseudoplatani
Herbivores:
Many Geometridae

Many Noctuidae

Several Tortricidae

Calliteara pudibunda

Carcina quercana Larva

Phalera bucephala

Pamphilius alternans Larva

Byctiscus betulae

Curculio vicetinus
Possible Herbivores:
Several Tortricidae

Mimas tiliae Larva

Craesus septentrionalis

Several Curculionidae

Melolontha melolontha
Sapivores:
Several Cicadellidae

Aulacorthum solani

Periphyllus acericola

Aphrophora alni

Deraeocoris flavilinea

Pulvinaria hydrangeae
Possible Sapivores:
Orthotylus prasinus

Phytocoris ulmi
Xylophages:
Stenurella melanura Larva
(Wood Borer)

Hylesinus fraxini Larva
(Wood Borer)

Otiorhynchus coecus Larva

Agrilus viridis Larva
(Wood Borer)

Chyliza leptogaster Larva
Possible Xylophages:
Anthaxia salicis Larva
(Wood Borer)

Dinoptera collaris Larva
Granivores:
Apodemus sylvaticus

Pammene aurita Larva

Pammene regiana Larva
Possible Granivores:
Miris striatus

Neolygus viridis
Bark Inhabitants:
Parmelia sulcata

Pertusaria albescens

Phlyctis argena

Buellia griseovirens

Violella fucata

Arthonia vinosa

Mycena erubescens

Hypnum cupressiforme
Wood Decomposers:
Coprinellus domesticus

Calocera glossoides

Xylaria longipes

Xylaria polymorpha

Lonchaea scutellaris Larva

Angiosperm Generalists
Leaf Decomposers:
Pilidium acerinum

Crocicreas subhyalinum

Rhytisma acerinum

Gnomonia cerastis

Angiosperm Generalists

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Sycamore


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