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 (English)
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.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Throughout most of Europe and parts of the Middle East
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 26 July 2008


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BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Acer platanoides
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Acer platanoides
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Acer platanoides
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Acer platanoides
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Acer platanoides
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Acer platanoides
Ispot: Acer platanoides
JSTOR Plant Science: Acer platanoides
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Acer platanoides
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Acer platanoides
The Plant List (version 1.1): Acer platanoides
Tropicos: Acer platanoides

Copyright: Mark Hyde, 2008-24

Hyde, M.A. (2024). UK Flora: Species information: Acer platanoides., retrieved 17 June 2024

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