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Acer floridanum

Acer floridanum (Chapm.) Pax

southern sugar maple, florida maple

Acer floridanum (Southern Sugar Maple)
image by Hardin, J.W.
NCBG PLANT INDEX
ID_PLANT: ACFL
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Acer floridanum
GENUS: Acer
FAMILY: SAPIND - Sapindaceae (Soapberry Family)

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DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Tree

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FRUITING PERIOD: Jun-Oct.

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NATIVE RANGE: southeastern United States

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Distribution: USA (AL, AR, FL, GA, IL, KY, LA, MO, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA)
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WEAKLEY FLORA
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Acer floridanum
COMMON NAME: Southern Sugar Maple, Florida Maple
SYNONYMY: [= Va; = A. saccharum ssp. floridanum (Chapman) Desmarais - RAB, WH3, Z; = Acer barbatum Michaux - C, Il, K; > A. barbatum var. barbatum - F, G; > A. barbatum var. longii (Fernald) Fernald - F, G; = Saccharodendron floridanum (Chapman) Nieuwland - S]
PHENOLOGY: Apr-May; Jun-Oct.
HABITAT: Bottomland forests, mesic slopes, especially common over mafic or calcareous rocks, but not at all limited to such situations.
COMMENTS: S. VA, w. KY, se. MO, e. OK, c. OK, and n. TX, south to c. peninsular FL and e. TX. It is widely planted in southern cities and towns as a street tree. Ward (2004b) discusses the reasons for accepting A. floridanum as the correct name for this species; the Michauxian name A. barbatum is associated with specimens that are demonstrably A. saccharum.
RANGE MAP: Acer floridanum.png

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ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Sapindaceae A.L. de Jussieu 1789 (Soapberry Family)
SUMMARY: A family of about 133-141 genera and 1465-1900 species, trees, shrubs, vines, and herbs, primarily of tropical (rarely temperate) regions of the Old World and New World. APG III (2009), Acevedo-Rodríguez et al. (2011), and others have recently included Hippocastanaceae and Aceraceae in the Sapindaceae; though Buerki et al. (2010) make a well-reasoned case for recognition of the segregate and monophyletic families Xanthoceraceae, Aceraceae, Hippocastanaceae, Sapindaceae, and as more diagnosable families with long traditional usage.
REFERENCE: Acevedo-Rodríguez, van Welzen, Adema, and van der Ham in Kubitzki (2011); Buerki et al. (2009, 2010).
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Acer Linnaeus 1753 (Maple)
SUMMARY: A genus of about 111-126 species, trees and shrubs, primarily north temperate.
REFERENCE: Murray (1970)=Z; van Gelderen, de Jong, and Oterdoom (1994); Acevedo-Rodríguez, van Welzen, Adema, and van der Ham in Kubitzki (2011).
HERBARIUM RESOURCES
SERNEC: Find Acer floridanum in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Acer floridanum in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES
USDA: Find Acer floridanum in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Acer floridanum in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Acer floridanum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Acer floridanum

NCBG RECORD
ID IMAGE1: 3963
ID IMAGE2: 9789
ID IMAGE3: 3963
Include in WOTAS: 0
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2018-10-01

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