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Acer oliverianum

Acer oliverianum , Photo: Michael Lahanas

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Sapindales

Familia: Sapindaceae
Subfamilia: Hippocastanoideae
Tribus: Acereae
Genus: Acer
Species: Acer oliverianum
Subspecies: A. o. subsp. formosanum – A. o. subsp. oliverianum
Name

Acer oliverianum Pax, Hooker's Icon. Pl. 19: t. 1897 (1889).

Type locality: China: Hubei: Fang Xian, woods, 1500 m. July 1907. E.H.Wilson 1936.

References
Additional references

Murray, A.E., 1970. A monograph of the Aceraceae. Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, The Pennsylvania State University. Reference page.
Gelderen, D.M. van, Jong, P.C.de & Oterdoom, H.J. 1994. Maples of the world. Timber Press, Portland, Or., 458 pp. ISBN 0-88192-000-2. Reference page.
Govaerts, R.H.A. 1995. World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2). 483, 529 pp. MIM, Deurne. ISBN 90-341-0852-X (issue 1) ISBN 90-341-0853-8 (issue 2). Reference page.
Hsu, T.Z., Chen, Y.S., Jong, P.C.de, Oterdoom, H.J. & Chang, C.S. 2008. Acer. Pp. 537 in Wu, Zh.Y. , Raven, P.H. & Hong, D.Y. (eds.), Flora of China. Volume 11: Oxalidaceae through Aceraceae. Science Press, Beijing & Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis, ISBN 978-1-930723-73-3. efloras PDF Reference page.

Links

USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Acer oliverianum in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 08-Apr-12.

Crowley, D., Barstow, M. & Rivers, M.C. 2018. Acer oliverianum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018. IUCN Red List Category: Least Concern. DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-1.RLTS.T193843A2285359.en.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acer oliverianum in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 January 11. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Acer oliverianum. Published online. Accessed: 11 January 2020.

Vernacular names
English: Oliver's Maple
中文: 五裂枫

Acer oliverianum, common names Oliver's maple and Oliver maple, is broadleaf deciduous tree. It is a species of maple.[1][3]

Description

Acer oliverianum has a smooth bark that is jade green in colour, with fine white waxy stripes. It grows up to 20 meters wilderness areas of Taiwan but usually only grows to 5 to 8 meters when cultivated.[1] It has more or less horizontal branches, and looks similar to Acer palmatum the Japanese Maple.

The leaves are opposite and simple being 6 to 10 cm across, with base truncate or cordate. The leaves are 5-lobed and palmate. The lobes are ovate, the middle lobe having 5 to 8 pairs of lateral veins with minor veins finely reticulate.[4]

Flowers are whitish with five purplish sepal . They have five white petals and eight stamen that are longer than the petals.[4]

The fruit are glabrous ranging from 2.5 to 3 cm long that spread at a wide angle.[4]
Distribution

Acer oliverianum is found in forests and valleys at elevations of 1000 to 2000 metres. It has been found only in Taiwan and China,[1] in the Provinces of Anhui, Fujian, southern Gansu, Guizhou, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, and Zhejiang.[4]
References

Plant Explorers, Acer oliverianum : Twining Vine Garden
The Plant List, Acer oliverianum subsp. formosanum (Koidz.) A.E.Murray
Acer oliverianum - Gardenology - Plant Encyclopedia and Gardening wiki
Acer oliverianum, Oregon State University landscape plants

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