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Published In: The forest flora of North-West and Central India 3: 111, pl. 21. 1874. (Forest fl. N.W. India) Name publication detail


Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
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Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl.Per.: March-May.
Type: Type: Described from NW. Himalayas.
Distribution: Distribution: Hindukush and Himalayas.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Our commonest maple, chiefly found on north-facing slopes from 2000 to 3500 m elevation.
Photo: Acer caesium Wall. ex Brandis (Photo)
Map Location: B-6 Chitral: In jugo Lowari, 2400 m, Toppin 428 (K); C-7 Rawalpindi Dist.: Murree, near Rosenheim, c. 6500 ft. 17-6-1952, R.J. Rodin 5345 (RAW); Hazara Dist.: Changla Gali, 29.5.1937, Mohindar Nath s.n. (RAW).


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Trees, up to 25 m tall, deciduous. Bark canescent or pale brown. Twigs red-brown, glabrous, peppered with callous dots. Flower buds large, prominent in dormant season. Leaves 8-20 cm across, palmately 3-5-lobed; basal lobes small, nerves 3-5, each penninerved, thinly pubescent to glabrescent except in the axils beneath; petioles 5-15 cm long, stout. Inflorescence terminal, corymbose, puberulous. Flowers 5-merous, 5 mm across, yellow-green. Sepals obovate, 3-4 mm long, Petals shorter than the sepals. Stamens 8, inserted inside the disc, glabrous. Ovary pubescent; styles connate halfway. Samaras 3-5 cm long, glabrous; wings erect to connivent; nutlets gibbous, dark brown.
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