Acer ukurunduense

Acer ukurunduense , Photo: Michael Lahanas

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Sapindales
Familia: Sapindaceae
Genus: Acer
Species: Acer ukurunduense

Acer ukurunduense, common names Ukurundu Maple and Arahaga Maple,[2] is a species of maple.[3][4]

Description

This slow-growing[4] deciduous tree grows from 6 to 9 metres high (20 to 30 feet).[5] The flowers are hermaphrodite[4] and produced in May are white to near white. The seeds will ripen from September to October[2]
Habitat

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.[4]
Distribution

Acer ukurunduense occurs in East Asia from the Eastern Himalayas to Burma.[4]
Uses

The leaves of this tree can be used for tea.[4][6]
Synonyms

Acer caudatum
Acer caudatum subsp. ukurunduense[5]
Acer caudatum Wall. var. ukurunduense (Trautv. & C. A. Mey.) Rehder
Acer spicatum Lam. var. ukurunduense (Trautv. & C. A. Mey.) Maxim.
Acer Spicatum Ukurunduense[2]

References

^ Stevens, P. F. (2001 onwards). Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. Version 9, June 2008 [and more or less continuously updated since]. http://www.mobot.org/MOBOT/research/APweb/.
^ a b c Acer ukurunduense (Ukurundu Maple)
^ Acer ukurunduense in Flora of China @ efloras.org
^ a b c d e f Acer ukurunduense caudatum PFAF Plant Database
^ a b PlantFiles: Detailed information on Arahaga Maple, Ukurundu Maple Acer ukurunduense
^ medicinal herbs: ACER UKURUNDUENSE CAUDATUM

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