Dipteronia

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Dipteronia' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/dipteronia/). Accessed 2021-12-02.

Family

  • Aceraceae

Species in genus

Glossary

family
A group of genera more closely related to each other than to genera in other families. Names of families are identified by the suffix ‘-aceae’ (e.g. Myrtaceae) with a few traditional exceptions (e.g. Leguminosae).
imparipinnate
Odd-pinnate; (of a compound leaf) with a central rachis and an uneven number of leaflets due to the presence of a terminal leaflet. (Cf. paripinnate.)

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Dipteronia' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/dipteronia/). Accessed 2021-12-02.

This small genus, with two species in C. and S. China, is the only member of the Maple family other than Acer itself. From the true maples it is very distinct in its fruit, in which each of the pair of nutlets is evenly winged all around; the leaflets, too, are more numerous than in any of the pinnate-leaved maples.

From the Supplement (Vol.V)

Specimens of D. sinensis: Westonbirt, Glos., Willesley Drive, 35 × 2 + 112 ft (1977); Hergest Croft, Heref., 37 × 3 ft (1969); Crathes Castle, Kinc., 33 × 234 ft (1981).