Acer ukurunduense Trautv. & Mey.


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  • A. caudatum var. ukurunduense (Trautv. & Mey.) Rehd.


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(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
Made up or consisting of two or more similar parts (e.g. a compound leaf is a leaf with several leaflets).
Heart-shaped (i.e. with two equal lobes at the base).
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.
(var.) Taxonomic rank (varietas) grouping variants of a species with relatively minor differentiation in a few characters but occurring as recognisable populations. Often loosely used for rare minor variants more usefully ranked as forms.


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A small tree or large shrub with downy branchlets. Leaves five-lobed (more rarely seven-lobed), 3 to 5 in. long and as much wide, cordate at the base, covered beneath with a yellowish down; lobes tapered at the apex, ovate or triangular, margins sharply toothed and incised. Flowers in upright, slightly compound, hairy racemes. Wings of fruit almost upright; keys slightly downy or glabrous, about 34 in. long.

Native of the mountains of Japan and of N.E. Asia; date of introduction uncertain, but later than 1881. It is closely related to the east American A. spicatum, of which Maximowicz made it a variety; but in that species the leaves are usually only three-lobed.

A multiserratum Maxim.

A. caudatum var. multiserratum (Maxim.) Rehd.
A. erosum Pax

A closely allied species and a common tree in China from Kansu to Yunnan; the chief point of distinction is that the leaves are nearly glabrous beneath at maturity. Introduced by Wilson in 1907, but rare in gardens.These two maples are closely allied to a Himalayan species which Rehder refers to A. caudatum Wall. Unfortunately this is a very confused name and has been abandoned in this work in favour of A. papilio (q.v.).

A nipponicum Hara

A. parviflorum Franch. & Sav., not Ehrh.
A. brevilobum Hort. Hesse

A rare species in the wild state, native of Japan, allied to A. ukurunduense. Leaves 4 to 6 in. long, slightly more wide, shallowly five-lobed, sharply double-toothed (in its ally the toothing is coarser and more irregular); veins beneath covered with a rusty down. Distributed by Hesse’s nurseries as A. brevilobum. It is in cultivation at Dawyck, Peebl.


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