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Published In: Schriften der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin 6: 116, pl. 2. 1785. (Schriften Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berlin) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl.Per.: April.
Type: Type: Described from Cappadocia in N.E. Turkey, Tournefort Herb. (P)
Distribution: Distribution: N.E. Turkey, Caucasus, N. Iran, Himalayas to China and Japan.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Pakistani and Western Himalayan specimens do not appear to differ from the type in Turkey. The leaves turn yellow and red in autumn. The wood is used for making farming implements, poles and bedsteads.
Photo: Acer cappadocicum Gled. (Photo)
Map Location: B-7 Swat: Utror prope Kalam, Rechinger 30798 (W); Ushu, Collectors name not given 1615 (KUH); B-8 Kashmir: Kishenganga vy., Surkhala to Keran, 4500 ft:, 13.7.1939, R.R. & I.D. Stewart 17508 (RAW); C-7 Rawalpindi Dist.: Murree, near Pindi point, Om Parkash Malhotra 29339 (RAW); C-8 Kashmir: Poonch, Gozzan, 7000 ft., 19.8.1956, Jan Mohd. 79 (RAW).


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Trees up to 20 m tall. Bark dark brown, rather smooth. Twigs glabrous, often glaucous. Bud scales appressed, pubescent. Leaves deciduous, 5-15 cm across, 5-7-lobed; lobes acuminate, sinuses rounded, margins entire; base subcordate-truncate, glabrous except nerve axils, bearded beneath. Petioles slender, 3-15 cm long, glabrous. Flowers 5-merous, 6-8 mm across, yellow-green. Sepals oblong, 3-4 mm long. Petals spathulate, 3-4 mm long. Stamens 8, included, inserted on disc. Ovary glabrous; styles 2, free. Samaras compressed, glabrous, 2-4 cm long, divaricate to subhorizontal, the back sigmoid or arcuate; nutlets compressed.
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