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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
Sectio: A. sect. Acer
Species: Acer caesium

Acer caesium Wall. ex Brandis, Forest Fl. N.W. India: 3 (1874).
Additional references

Gelderen, D.M. van, Jong, & 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,, 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.


USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Acer caesium in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service.

Chen, Y., Gibbs, D. & Oldfield, S. 2018. Acer caesium. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018. IUCN Red List Category: Least Concern. DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-1.RLTS.T62937A3116837.en.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acer caesium in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 January 8. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Acer caesium. Published online. Accessed: 8 January 2020.

Vernacular names
English: Indian maple
中文: 深灰枫

Acer caesium is an Asian species of maple found in India, Pakistan, Nepal, and China (Gansu, Henan, Hubei, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Tibet, Yunnan).[2]

Acer caesium is a tree up to 25 m (82.0 ft) tall, with gray bark. Leaves are non-compound, with 5 shallow lobes, the blade up to 10 cm (3.9 in) long, with teeth along the edges.[2][3]

Acer caesium subspecies giraldii grows to approximately 10 m (32.8 ft) tall, and is found in north-western China. The flowers are a bluish white and born on young shoots in the spring.[4] The subspecies epithet is a patronym honoring Italian missionary Giraldi.[4]

"Acer caesium Wall. ex Brandis". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew – via The Plant List.
Xu, Tingzhi; Chen, Yousheng; de Jong, Piet C.; Oterdoom, Herman John; Chang, Chin-Sung. "Acer caesium". Flora of China. Vol. 11 – via, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Abdulla, Priscilla. "Acer caesium Wall. ex Brandis". Flora of Pakistan. Missouri Botanical Garden – via
Moore, D.; White, J. (2005) [1st pub. 2002]. "Maples". The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Trees (2nd ed.). Portland, Oregon: Timber press. p. 627. ISBN 0-88192-751-1.

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