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Published In: Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis 1: 593. 1824. (Prodr.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl.Per.: Feb.-March.
Type: Type: Nepal, Wallich 1222 (K,G,PH)
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan and India to South China.
Comment/Acknowledgements: It grows in the lower Himalayan foothills from 600 to 2000 m elevation in moist forests, especially along streams. Cultivated in gardens for its ornamental, evergreen foliage. Wood is used in making farming implements.
Photo: Acer oblongum Wall. ex DC. (Photo)
Map Location: C-7 Rawalpindi Dist.: Cultivated, R.R. Stewart 29318 (RAW); Kashmir: Kotli to Mirpur, 3000 ft., 24 April 1954. R.R. Stewart 27389 (RAW); Nawal Nadi, R.R. Stewart & E. Nasir 23762 (RAW); D-8 Lahore Dist: Lahore, Lawerence Garden, Saida Qureshi 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 (KUH).


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Trees evergreen, 12 to 15 m tall. Bark smooth to wrinkled. Trunk irregularly buttressed at base. Twigs red-brown or purplish, slender. Leaves ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, 5-18 cm long, 2-8 cm wide, glabrescent, reddish when young, later dark green above, paler to glaucous beneath; nerves pinnate in 6-8 pairs; base rounded to subacute; petioles slender, 2-10 cm long. Inflorescence corymobose, pubescent on leafy terminal and lateral shoots, 5-15 cm long. Pedicels pubescent. Flowers 5-merous, 7-9 mm across, greenish-white. Sepals linear, 1-2 mm wide, acute, pubescent. Petals narrowly lanceolate, 1-2 mm wide. Stamens 8, inserted on disc. Ovary pubescent, styles free nearly to the base. Samaras glabrous, 2-3 cm long; wings veined, divergent, constricted at base; nutlets gibbous, locules white-pubescent inside.
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