Acer glabrum var. diffusum

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Acer glabrum var. diffusum (Greene) Smiley

Aceraceae

Life form: tree

 

Soil: sand - Soil: gritty-sandy - Soil: loam - Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: decidious

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

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 glabrum var. diffusum, commonly known as Rocky Mountain maple, is a tree.

Naming

Acer glabrum var. diffusum was already described and the name validly published by Edward Lee Greene. It was Frank Jason Smiley, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1921.

Taxonomy

Acer glabrum var. diffusum is a variety 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 glabrum var. diffusum - habitus
Acer glabrum var. diffusum - leaves
Acer glabrum var. diffusum - flowers
Acer glabrum var. diffusum - branches

Growth

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Acer glabrum var. diffusum is deciduous. The leaves are opposite. They are petiolate and have palmate venation.

Flowers and Fruits

Acer glabrum var. diffusum produces five-stellate flowers.

The trees produce schizocarps.

Root System

Distribution

Cultivation

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

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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