Acer pectinatum subsp. forrestii

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Acer pectinatum subsp. forrestii (Diels) A.E.Murray

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

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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 pectinatum subsp. forrestii is a tree.

Naming

Acer pectinatum subsp. forrestii was already described and the name validly published by Friedrich Ludwig Emil Diels. It was Albert Edward Murray, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1971.

Taxonomy

Acer pectinatum subsp. forrestii is a subspecies 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 8 to 10 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Acer pectinatum subsp. forrestii is deciduous. The simple leaves are opposite. They are palmately lobed, petiolate and have palmate venation. They turn an attractive bright orange to red in autumn.

Flowers and Fruits

Acer pectinatum subsp. forrestii produces racemes of pendant, green five-stellate flowers.

The trees produce schizocarps.

Root System

Distribution

Acer pectinatum subsp. forrestii is native to Southwest China.

Cultivation

The trees prefer sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil. The trees 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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