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Acer palmatum

Acer palmatum Thunb.

japanese maple

Acer palmatum (Japanese Maple)
image by Hardin, J.W.
NCBG PLANT INDEX
ID_PLANT: ACPA2
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Acer palmatum
GENUS: Acer
FAMILY: ACERAC - Aceraceae (Maple Family)

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DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Shrub, Tree

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FRUITING PERIOD: Aug-Sep.

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NATIVE RANGE: China, Korea & Japan

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USDA PLANTS DATABASE
USDA Symbol: ACPA2
USDA Common Name: Japanese Maple
Native Status: L48 (I), CAN (I)
Distribution: USA (CT, DC, DE, NJ, NY, OH, PA), CAN (ON)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Tree, Shrub

WEAKLEY FLORA
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Acer palmatum
COMMON NAME: Japanese Maple
SYNONYMY: [= Il, K, Pa, Z]
PHENOLOGY: Apr-May; Aug-Sep.
HABITAT: Suburban woodlands; native of e. Asia.
COMMENTS: Frequently planted in its numerous cultivars. Infraspecific taxa are recognized in its native area. It is also reported as escaped in the DC area (Shetler & Orli 2000).
RANGE MAP: Acer palmatum.png

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

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

NCBG RECORD
ID IMAGE1: 3971
ID IMAGE2: 0
ID IMAGE3: 3971
Include in WOTAS: 0
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2016-05-08

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