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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
Species: Acer pectinatum
Subspecies: A. p. subsp. pectinatum – A. p. subsp. taronense

Acer pectinatum Wall. ex G.Nicholson, Forest Fl. N.W. India: 112. 1874.
Native distribution areas:

Continental: Asia-Temperate
Regional: China
China South-Central (Sichuan, Yunnan), Tibet.
Continental: Asia-Tropical
Regional: Indian Subcontinent
East Himalaya.
Regional: Indo-China

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition

According to a remark in efloras inserted after publication of Flora of China, Acer pectinatum is an illegitimate and superfluous name for Acer acuminatum Wall. ex D.Don
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. 541–542 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 pectinatum in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 08-Apr-12.

Chen, Y., Oldfield, S. & Gibbs, D. 2018. Acer pectinatum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018. IUCN Red List Category: Least Concern. DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-1.RLTS.T193847A2285798.en.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acer pectinatum in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 January 4. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Acer pectinatum. Published online. Accessed: 4 January 2020.

Vernacular names
English: Wongka Maple
中文: 篦齿枫

Acer pectinatum is an Asian species of maple that is native to the Himalayas and nearby mountains in southwestern China, Myanmar, and the northeastern part of the Indian Subcontinent.[3] It is a spreading deciduous tree up to 20 m (66 ft) tall in the wild,[4] with brown bark. The leaves are non-compound, leathery, up to 10 cm wide and 8 cm across, toothless, usually with 5 lobes but sometimes 3, the lobes toothed along the edges.[3] The leaves of mature trees turn brilliant shades of yellow and orange before falling off in autumn.[4]


Acer pectinatum subsp. forrestii (Diels) A.E.Murray - Sichuan, Yunnan
Acer pectinatum subsp. laxiflorum (Pax) A.E.Murray - Sichuan, Yunnan
Acer pectinatum subsp. maximowiczii (Pax) A.E.Murray - see Acer maximowiczii
Acer pectinatum subsp. pectinatum - Tibet, Yunnan, Bhutan, Assam, Myanmar, Nepal
Acer pectinatum subsp. taronense (Hub.-Mor.) A.E.Murray - Sichuan, Tibet, Yunnan, Bhutan, Assam, Myanmar


Tropicos, Acer pectinatum
The Plant List, Acer pectinatum Wall. ex G.Nicholson
Flora of China, Acer pectinatum Wallich ex G. Nicholson, 1881. 篦齿枫 bi chi feng
"Acer pectinatum". Trees and Shrubs Online. International Dendrology Society. Retrieved 22 June 2021.

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