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Acer palmatum

Acer palmatum Thunb.

japanese maple

Acer palmatum (Japanese Maple)
image by Hardin, J.W.

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NCBG PLANT INDEX
ID_PLANT: ACPA2
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Acer palmatum
SELECTED SYNONYM:
GENUS: Acer
FAMILY CODE: ACERAC

NCBG DESCRIPTIVES
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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: 0
EVERGREEN: 0
SEMI-EVERGREEN: 0

NCBG DISTRIBUTION
HABITAT TYPE:
NATIVE RANGE: China, Korea & Japan

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

NCBG PHENOLOGY
bloom_time: Apr-May
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fruit_time: Aug-Sep.

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

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

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

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NCBG RECORD
ID IMAGE: 3971
ID IMAGE2: 0
ID IMAGE3: 3971
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2016-05-08

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

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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

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

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