Acer cappadocicum

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Acer cappadocicum Gled.

Aceraceae

Life form: tree
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun   6

Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: sandy clay - Soil: loamy clay - Soil: peat

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: decidious

Shape: palmately lobed

Division: simple

    

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: schizocarp

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Inflorescence: cymose corymb

Petals: single
Habit: erect

Canopy: rounded to broadly spreading

Taxonomy

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

Acer cappadocicum is a tree.

Naming

Acer cappadocicum was described by Johann Gottlieb Gleditsch. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Acer cappadocicum 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

Acer cappadocicum - leaves

Growth

The trees are comparatively fast-growing and short-lived. They have a rounded to broadly spreading canopy and reach heights of 12 to 15 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Acer cappadocicum is deciduous. The dark-green, simple leaves are opposite. They are palmately lobed and petiolate with entire margins and palmate venation. They turn an attractive yellow in autumn.

Flowers and Fruits

Acer cappadocicum produces cymose corymbs of erect, light yellow five-stellate flowers from May to June. The plants are dioecious, pollination takes places by allogamy through animals.

The trees produce schizocarps.

Root System

Distribution

Acer cappadocicum is native to the Caucasus, North Turkey, China, the Himalaya and Iran.

Cultivation

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

Uses

Suited as avenue tree.

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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