Acer ukurunduense , Photo: Michael Lahanas
Acer ukurunduense, common names Ukurundu Maple and Arahaga Maple, is a species of maple.
This slow-growing deciduous tree grows from 6 to 9 metres high (20 to 30 feet). The flowers are hermaphrodite and produced in May are white to near white. The seeds will ripen from September to October
This species lives in open ravines on shady aspects at altitudes of 2,100 to 3,300 metres. It prefers sandy, loamy, or clay soils, and can also live in heavy clay soil.
Acer ukurunduense occurs in East Asia from the Eastern Himalayas to Burma.
The leaves of this tree can be used for tea.
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