Acer laevigatum Wall.

Sponsors

For information about how you could sponsor this page, see How You Can Help

Sources

Bean

Genus

Other species in genus

Glossary

acuminate
Narrowing gradually to a point.
acute
Sharply pointed.
apex
(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
cordate
Heart-shaped (i.e. with two equal lobes at the base).
corymbose
In form of corymb.
cuneate
Wedge-shaped.
entire
With an unbroken margin.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
included
(botanical) Contained within another part or organ.
inflorescence
Flower-bearing part of a plant; arrangement of flowers on the floral axis.
monograph
Taxonomic account of a single genus or family.
obtuse
Blunt.

References

There are currently no active references in this article.

Sources

Bean

This tender species, mentioned briefly on page 198, is the senior member of a small group that ranges from the central Himalaya to eastern China. It is a tree with evergreen or semi-persistent unlobed, pinnately veined leaves with conspicuous reticulations; they are mostly oblong or oblong-elliptic, acuminate at the apex, cuneate at the base, to about 6 in. long and 2 in. wide, entire or slightly serrated, green and glabrous on both sides, shortly stalked. The inflorescence is corymbose, and the wings of the fruits are each about 112 in. long, spreading at an acute angle.

The Chinese relatives of A. laevigatum differ from it in only comparatively minor characters. A. fargesii, described on page 198, is probably to be included in A. fabri Hance of eastern and central China, which is a small tree with less conspicuously net-veined leaves than in A. laevigatum and sometimes with purplish fruits (A. fabri f. rubrocarpum (Metcalf) Rehd.). But A. fabri was included in A. laevigatum by Pax in his monograph.

Another species in this group is A. cordatum Pax, with smaller thinner leaves than in A. laevigatum, cordate at the base, glossy on both sides. Wings of fruits diverging at an obtuse angle. It was described from a specimen collected by Henry in Hupeh.

Feedback

A site produced by the International Dendrology Society through the support of the Dendrology Charitable Company.

For copyright and licence information, see the Licence page.

To contact the editors: info@treesandshrubsonline.org.