Acer velutinum

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Acer velutinum Boiss.

Aceraceae

Life form: tree

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Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: decidious

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: schizocarp

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Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Canopy: rounded to broadly spreading

Taxonomy

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

Acer velutinum, commonly known as velvet maple, is a tree.

Naming

Acer velutinum was described by Pierre Edmond Boissier in 1846. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Acer velutinum 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 18 to 20 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Acer velutinum is deciduous. The green leaves are opposite. They are petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Acer velutinum produces yellow five-stellate flowers.

The trees produce schizocarps.

Root System

Distribution

Acer velutinum is native to northern Iran and the Caucasus.

Cultivation

The trees tolerate temperatures down to -29°C (USDA zone 5).

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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