Larix kaempferi (Lambert 1824) Carrière 1856 (Family Pinaceae)


Tree

Bark

Leaves

Male Flower

Female Flower

Fruit

Height: <40 m, Age: <500 yr
Ectomycorrhizal
Monoecious, Flowering March - April (Earliest: 23.3)

Protective Chemicals
Monoterpenoids Cadinene, Camphene, Pinene
Diterpenoids Abietadiene, Abietane, Labdane, Pimarane
Triterpenoids Friedelin, Methylenecycloartanone, Methylenecycloartanol
Flavonoids Catechin, Epicatechin
Other Phenolics Ferulic & Hydroxybenzoic Acids, Picein, Rheosmin, Tannins
Other Acids Larixinic

Biotopes:
Spruce Forest
Pollination: Wind
Mycorrhizae:
Several Suillaceae

Gomphidius maculatus

Boletus edulis

Neoboletus erythropus

Paxillus involutus

Scleroderma citrinum

Several Amanitaceae

Many Inocybaceae

Cortinarius camphoratus

Tricholoma virgatum

Hygrophorus lucorum

Entoloma vernum

Several Russulaceae
Parasites:
Melampsora epitea

Phlebia pallidolivens

Heterobasidion annosum

Phaeolus schweinitzii

Armillaria ostoyae
Herbivores:
Many Geometridae

Several Noctuidae

Many Tortricidae

Sphinx pinastri

Dioryctria abietella Larva

Teleiodes saltuum Larva

Coleophora laricella

Pristiphora laricis Larva

Several Curculionidae

Cryptocephalus pini
Sapivores:
Several Miridae
Xylophages:
Several Curculionidae

Molorchus minor Larva
(Wood Borer)

Obrium brunneum Larva (Wood Borer)

Anthaxia quadripunctata Larva (Wood Borer)
Florivores:
Eupithecia indigata Larva
Granivores:
Loxia curvirostra

Coccothraustes coccothraustes

Gastrodes grossipes
Bark Inhabitants:
Cladonia coniocraea

Physcia tenella

Lecanora conizaeoides
Wood Decomposers:
Armillaria ostoyae

Hypholoma capnoides

Pholiota scamba

Panellus mitis

Pleurocybella porrigens

Heterobasidion annosum

Stereum sanguinolentum

Tapinella atrotomentosa

Pseudohydnum gelatinosum

Trichaptum abietinum

Exidia saccharina

Tubulicrinis subulatus

Tremella encephala

Several Fomitopsidaceae

Xenasmatella vaga

Pezicula livida

Several Cerambycidae Larvae

Several Curculionidae

Urocerus gigas Larva

Gymnosperm Generalists
Needle Decomposers:
Hemimycena lactea

Gymnosperm Generalists


Pictures © 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2012 J.K. Lindsey

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