Acer platanoides L.

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Acer platanoides

Photo: Mark Hyde
Near Bramley Vale, Derbyshire

Acer platanoides

Photo: Mark Hyde
Near Bramley Vale, Derbyshire

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Kent number: 99/1/1
BRC number: 920000004
Common names: Norway Maple
Status: Neophyte
BSBI Species Code: A1
Deciduous tree to 30 m with glabrous branchlets. Milky latex present. Leaves 5-7-lobed; lamina large (5-15 cm); lobes acuminate, bearing a few acuminate teeth. Flowers in glabrous, erect corymbs, appearing before the leaves. Fruits with wings spreading at a wide angle (to almost 180 degrees).
Derivation of specific name: platanoides: with leaves like the genus Platanus
Habitat: Commonly planted and frequently encountered in woodland.
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Worldwide distribution: Throughout most of Europe and parts of the Middle East
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Content last updated: Saturday 26 July 2008

Other sources of information about Acer platanoides:

UK Flora: cultivated Acer platanoides page
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Acer platanoides
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, 2008-18

Hyde, M.A. (2018). UK Flora: Species information: Acer platanoides., retrieved 27 May 2018

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