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Acer sinense foliage

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 sinense

Acer sinense Pax, Hooker's Icon. Pl. 19: t. 1897 (1889).
Additional references

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.
Eom, H.J., Jong, & Chang, C.S. 2011. A reappraisal of the Acer wilsonii complex and related species in China Korean. Journal of Plant Taxonomy 41: 329-337. Reference page.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acer sinense in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 January 12. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Acer sinense. Published online. Accessed: 12 January 2020.

Acer sinense is a species of flowering plant in the maple genus Acer, native to southeast and south-central China.[2] A small (typically 3 to 5 m tall) tree rarely reaching 15 m, it prefers to grow in forested valleys 500 to 2500 m above sea level.[3]

It is a highly morphologically variable species, leading to some taxonomic confusion. Some authorities consider it to be a subspecies of Campbell's maple, Acer campbellii subsp. sinense, but this is incorrect; it is in its own species complex.[4] Good traits to distinguish it from members of the Acer wilsonii species complex are that its inflorescence is a compound corymbose panicle with 60 to 70 flowers, with pedicels that are 5 to 6 mm long, its ovaries are pillose, appearing white, and its nutlet is nearly glabrous, and convex, without any veins.[4]

Hooker's Icon. Pl. 19: t. 1897 (1889)
"Acer sinense Pax". Plants of the World Online. Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 2017. Retrieved 19 November 2020.
"中华枫 zhong hua feng". Flora of China. Retrieved 19 November 2020.
Eom, Hyun Joo; de Jong, Piet C.; Chang, Chin-Sung (December 2011). "A reappraisal of the Acer wilsonii complex and Related Species in China" (PDF). Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy. 41 (4): 329–337. doi:10.11110/kjpt.2011.41.4.329. Retrieved 19 November 2020. "key … based on the number of leaf lobes: 3-lobed (A. wilsonii coml[p]ex), 5-lobed (A. sinense complex), and 7-lobed taxa (A. campbellii complex)"

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