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Acer leucoderme

Acer leucoderme Small

chalk maple

Synonym(s): Acer nigrum var. leucoderme, Acer saccharum ssp. leucoderme, Acer saccharum var. leucoderme, Saccharodendron leucoderme
Acer leucoderme (Chalk Maple)
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NCBG PLANT INDEX
ID_PLANT: ACLE
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Acer leucoderme
SELECTED SYNONYM:
GENUS: Acer
FAMILY CODE: ACERAC

NCBG DESCRIPTIVES
INTRO:
STEMS:
LEAVES:
INFLORESCENCE:
FLOWERS: Greenish-white flowers
FRUITS:
COMMENTS:
HEIGHT: to 30 ft.

NCBG DURATION
ANNUAL: 0
BIENNIAL: 0
PERENNIAL: 1

NCBG HABIT
HERB: 0
SUBSHRUB: 0
SHRUB: 1
TREE: 1
CACTUS/SUCCULENT: 0
GRASS/GRASSLIKE: 0
FERN: 0
VINE: 0

NCBG LEAF ARRANGEMENT
ALTERNATE: 0
OPPOSITE: 0
WHORLED: 0
BASAL: 0
FASCICLED: 0

NCBG LEAF COMPLEXITY
SIMPLE: 0
PINNATE: 0
BI-PINNATE: 0
TRI-PINNATE: 0
PALMATE: 0
TRIFOLIOLATE: 0

NCBG LEAF RETENTION
DECIDUOUS: 1
EVERGREEN: 0
SEMI-EVERGREEN: 0

NCBG DISTRIBUTION
HABITAT TYPE:
NATIVE RANGE: Southeastern United States

NCBG FLORAL SYMMETRY
RADIAL (ACTINOMORPHIC): 0
BILATERAL (ZYGOMORPHIC): 0
MIXED (BOTH ACTINOMORPHIC and ZYGOMORPHIC): 0

NCBG PHENOLOGY
bloom_time: Mar-Apr
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bloom_color:
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fruit_time: May-Sept.

NCBG PLANT SALE
PLANT SALE TEXT: The chalk maple is named after its gray, smooth bark. It is rarer and smaller than, though similar to, the more common Southern sugar maple. The chalk maple is an understory tree which prefers rocky soils and is often multi-trunked. Its leaves are yellow-green on the underside, rather than silver like the Southern sugar maple. This tree is highly shade and drought tolerant. Maples support up to 287 species of butterflies and moths.

Cultural Notes:

Bee Friendly: 1
Butterfly Friendly: 1
Bird Friendly: 1
Hummingbird Friendly: 0

SOIL MOISTURE:
Soil Dry: 1
Soil Average: 0
Soil Moist/Wet: 0
Soil Well-drained: 0

LIGHT EXPOSURE
Sun: 0
Part Shade: 1
Shade: 0

MINIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 5
MAXIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 9

GERMINATION CODE:

NCBG RECORD
ID IMAGE: 9802
ID IMAGE2: 0
ID IMAGE3: 9801
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2017-09-30

USDA PLANTS DATABASE
USDA Symbol: ACLE
USDA Common Name: Chalk Maple
Native Status: L48 (N)
Distribution: USA (AL, AR, DC, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Tree, Shrub

STATE RANKS
STATE RANK: S3S4 (S3S4)
GLOBAL RANK: G5
STATE STATUS:
US STATUS:
TRACKED STATUS: N: Do not track

WEAKLEY FLORA
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Acer leucoderme
COMMON NAME: Chalk Maple
SYNONYMY: [= K, W; = A. saccharum ssp. leucoderme (Small) Desmarais - RAB, WH3, Z; = Saccharodendron leucoderme (Small) Nieuwland - S]
PHENOLOGY: Mar-Apr; May-Sep.
HABITAT: Rocky slopes and bluffs, particularly over mafic or calcareous rock, on the Gulf Coast in floodplains.
COMMENTS: A species of se. North America, primarily of the Piedmont from NC to AL, less commonly in the Ridge and Valley of se. TN (Chester, Wofford, & Kral 1997), low Blue Ridge of w. NC and adjacent TN and GA, Coastal Plain of Panhandle FL, GA, AL, MS, LA, and se. TX, and in sw. AR and se. OK. The leaves, at least those on lower and inner branches, tend to dry a tawny color and remain on the tree until spring, reminiscent of beech.
RANGE MAP: Acer leucoderme.png

ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Aceraceae A.L. de Jussieu 1789 (Maple Family)
SUMMARY:
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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 leucoderme in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Acer leucoderme in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

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

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