Acer caesium

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Acer caesium Wall. ex Brandis

Aceraceae

Life form: tree

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Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: decidious

Shape: palmately lobed

Division: simple

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: schizocarp

 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Rutanae
Ordo:
Sapindales

Acer caesium is a tree.

Naming

Nathaniel Wallich already described Acer caesium but the name was validly published by Dietrich Brandis in 1874.

Taxonomy

Acer caesium is a species in the genus Acer which contains approximately 230 to 296 species and belongs to the family of the Aceraceae (Maple Family). The type species of the genus is Acer pseudoplatanus.

Characteristics

Growth

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Acer caesium is deciduous. The simple leaves are opposite. They are palmately lobed, petiolate and have palmate venation.

Flowers and Fruits

Acer caesium produces five-stellate flowers.

The trees produce schizocarps.

Root System

Distribution

Acer caesium is native to the western Himalaya and China.

Cultivation

The trees prefer sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil. The trees tolerate temperatures down to -18°C (USDA zone 7).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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