Fine Art

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

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.

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 Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, The Pennsylvania State University.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, & 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 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]


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]

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]

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

Plants, Fine Art Prints

Plants Images

Biology Encyclopedia

Retrieved from ""
All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

Home - Hellenica World