Acer saccharum subsp. leucoderme

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Acer saccharum subsp. leucoderme (Small) Desmarais

Aceraceae

Life form: tree

Exposure: half shade   3

Moisture: dry

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: decidious

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: schizocarp

 

Inflorescence: corymb

Petals: not specified
Habit: erect

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Acer saccharum subsp. leucoderme is a tree.

Naming

Acer saccharum subsp. leucoderme was already described and the name validly published by John Kunkel Small. It was Yves Desmarais, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1952.

Taxonomy

Acer saccharum subsp. leucoderme 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 reach heights of 3,5 to 10 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Acer saccharum subsp. leucoderme is deciduous. The leaves are opposite. They are petiolate and have palmate venation.

Flowers and Fruits

Acer saccharum subsp. leucoderme produces corymbs of erect five-stellate flowers from April to May.

The trees produce schizocarps.

Root System

Distribution

Acer saccharum subsp. leucoderme is native to the Southeast of the US, Florida and Virginia.

Cultivation

The trees prefer a half-shady situation on dry soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -40°C (USDA zone 3).

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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