Acer pectinatum subsp. laxiflorum

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Acer pectinatum subsp. laxiflorum (Pax) A.E.Murray

Aceraceae

Life form: tree

Exposure: sun  

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: decidious

Shape: ovate

Division: simple

    

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: schizocarp

134B / 229143 

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. laxiflorum is a tree.

Naming

Acer pectinatum subsp. laxiflorum was already described and the name validly published by Ferdinand Albin Pax. It was Albert Edward Murray, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Acer pectinatum subsp. laxiflorum 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. laxiflorum is deciduous. The dark-green, simple leaves are opposite. They are ovate, petiolate and have palmate venation. They turn an attractive orange in autumn.

Flowers and Fruits

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

The trees produce schizocarps.

Root System

Distribution

Acer pectinatum subsp. laxiflorum is native to China.

Cultivation

The trees prefer a sunny situation. The substrate should be 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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