Acer opalus subsp. obtusatum

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Acer opalus subsp. obtusatum (Willd.) Gams

Aceraceae

Life form: tree
Usage: economic plant

Exposure: sun   6

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: decidious

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: schizocarp

IV

 

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 opalus subsp. obtusatum is a tree.

Naming

Acer opalus subsp. obtusatum was already described and the name validly published by Carl Ludwig von Willdenow based on a prior description by Franz de Paula Adam von Waldstein and Pál Kitaibel. It was Helmut Gams, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Acer opalus subsp. obtusatum 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

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Acer opalus subsp. obtusatum is deciduous. The leaves are opposite. They are petiolate and have palmate venation.

Flowers and Fruits

Acer opalus subsp. obtusatum produces five-stellate flowers in April.

The trees produce schizocarps.

Root System

Distribution

Acer opalus subsp. obtusatum is native to Algeria, the Apennine Peninsula and the Balkan Peninsula.

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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