Ecology

Associations

Foodplant / gall
larva of Apion scutellare causes gall of stem of Ulex gallii
Remarks: Other: uncertain

Foodplant / feeds on
erumpent pycnidium of Coniothyrium coelomycetous anamorph of Coniothyrium sphaerospermum feeds on spine of Ulex gallii
Remarks: season: 6-11

Foodplant / saprobe
thyriothecium of Microthyrium cytisi var. ulicis-gallii is saprobic on dead branchlet of Ulex gallii
Remarks: season: 1-3

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Ulex gallii

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Ulex gallii

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Public Records: 5
Specimens with Barcodes: 5
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Wikipedia

Ulex gallii

Ulex gallii growing on the flanks of Snowdon

Ulex gallii, Western Gorse or Dwarf Furze[1] is an evergreen shrub in the pea family (Fabaceae), native to the Atlantic coasts of western Europe: southern Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, the Isle of Man, western France and north-western Spain. It favours acidic heathy soils and is frequently found in exposed maritime and montane environments. It is more common in the west of its distribution; in eastern England it is replaced in similar habitats by the closely related Dwarf Furze (Ulex minor), with very little overlap in the distribution of the two species.

Ulex gallii is usually 10 to 50 centimetres (4 to 20 in) tall although it may grow up to 2 metres (7 ft). The stems are modified into spines, mostly about 1 centimetre (0.4 in) long, but with some regularly spaced recurved spines of about 3 centimetres (1 in). Like other members of the genus Ulex it has trifoliate leaves as a seedling, but later the leaves are reduced to small scales or spines. The stems are green, and almost wholly replace the leaves as the plant's functioning photosynthetic organs.

The flowers are yellow, 1 to 2 centimetres (0.4 to 0.8 in) long, with the typical pea-flower structure; they are produced principally in the late summer and autumn, rarely before July. The fruit is a legume (pod), partly enclosed by the pale brown remnants of the flower.

Like many species of gorse, it can grow as a fire-climax plant, which readily catches fire but re-grows from the roots after the fire; the seeds are also adapted to germinate after slight scorching by fire.

References[edit]

  1. ^ A R Clapham, T G Tutin, E F Warburg, Flora of the British Isles, Cambridge, 1962, p 332
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