Acer henryi

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Acer henryi Pax

Sapindaceae

Life form: tree

Exposure: sun   6

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: decidious

Shape: elliptic

Division: ternate

    

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: schizocarp

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Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: pendant

Canopy: rounded to broadly spreading

Taxonomy

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

Acer henryi is a tree.

Naming

Acer henryi was described by Ferdinand Albin Pax in 1889. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Acer henryi 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

The trees have a rounded to broadly spreading canopy and reach heights of 6 to 8 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Acer henryi is deciduous. The green, ternate leaves are opposite. The elliptic leaflets are petiolate and have palmate venation. They turn an attractive red in autumn.

Flowers and Fruits

Acer henryi produces racemes of pendant, green five-stellate flowers in May.

The trees produce schizocarps.

Root System

Distribution

Acer henryi is native to Central China.

Cultivation

The trees prefer a sunny situation. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -23°C (USDA zone 6).

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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