Acer heldreichii subsp. trautvetteri

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Acer heldreichii subsp. trautvetteri (Medw.) A.E.Murray

Aceraceae

Life form: tree

Exposure: sun   6

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: umbel

Petals: not specified
Habit: erect

Canopy: broadly columnar

Taxonomy

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

Acer heldreichii subsp. trautvetteri, commonly known as red bud maple, is a tree.

Naming

Acer heldreichii subsp. trautvetteri was already described and the name validly published by Jakob Sergejevitsch Medwedew. It was Albert Edward Murray, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1982.

Taxonomy

Acer heldreichii subsp. trautvetteri 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 broadly columnar canopy and reach heights of 12 to 15 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Acer heldreichii subsp. trautvetteri is deciduous. The green, simple leaves are opposite. They are palmately lobed, petiolate and have palmate venation. They turn an attractive yellow in autumn.

Flowers and Fruits

Acer heldreichii subsp. trautvetteri produces umbels of erect, yellow five-stellate flowers in May.

The trees carry red schizocarps.

Root System

Distribution

Acer heldreichii subsp. trautvetteri is native to North Turkey and the western Caucasus.

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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