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Acer rubrum var. rubrum

Acer rubrum L. var. rubrum

eastern red maple

Synonym(s): Acer rubrum var. tomentosum, Acer stenocarpum, Rufacer rubrum
Acer rubrum var. rubrum (Eastern Red Maple)
image by Sorrie, Bruce A.

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NCBG PLANT INDEX
ID_PLANT: ACRUR
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Acer rubrum var. rubrum
SELECTED SYNONYM:
GENUS: Acer
FAMILY CODE: ACERAC

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NCBG DURATION
ANNUAL: 0
BIENNIAL: 0
PERENNIAL: 1

NCBG HABIT
HERB: 0
SUBSHRUB: 0
SHRUB: 0
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

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

NCBG PHENOLOGY
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fruit_time: Feb-Jul.

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

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Soil Moist/Wet: 0
Soil Well-drained: 0

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NCBG RECORD
ID IMAGE: 9810
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ID IMAGE3: 24446
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2016-12-22

USDA PLANTS DATABASE
USDA Symbol: ACRUR
USDA Common Name: Red Maple
Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Distribution: USA (AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV), CAN (NB, NF, NS, ON, PE, QC)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Tree

STATE RANKS
STATE RANK: S5 (S5)
GLOBAL RANK: G5T5
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US STATUS:
TRACKED STATUS: N: Do not track

WEAKLEY FLORA
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Acer rubrum var. rubrum
COMMON NAME: Eastern Red Maple
SYNONYMY: [= F, Il, K1, K2, Z; < A. rubrum - C, GW, Pa, RAB, Va, W, WH3; < A. rubrum var. rubrum - G (also see var. trilobum); = Rufacer rubrum (Linnaeus) Small - S]
PHENOLOGY: Jan-Mar; Feb-Jul.
HABITAT: Upland deciduous forests, up to at least 1500m elevation, moist bottomlands and slopes.
COMMENTS: This variety is the most widespread and common in our area; indeed it is one of the most ubiquitous and common trees of e. North America. It is probably more abundant than formerly, because of its weedy abilities. Overall, it ranges throughout e. North America. Whether the varieties of A. rubrum are worthy of recognition is a matter of disagreement; I choose here to try to distinguish them.
RANGE MAP: Acer rubrum var. rubrum.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 rubrum var. rubrum in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Acer rubrum var. rubrum in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

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

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