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Acer velutinum

Acer velutinum , 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
Sectio: A. sect. Acer
Species: Acer velutinum
Varietates: A. v. var. vanvolxemii – A. v. var. velutinum

Acer velutinum Boiss., Diagn. Pl. Orient. 6: 28 (1846).
Primary references

Boissier, P.E. 1845 publ. 1846. Diagnoses Plantarum Orientalium Novarum. ser. 1, no. 6. 136 pp., Lipsiae [Leipzig]: B. Hermann. MDZ Reference page.

Additional references

Murray, E. & Rechinger K.H. 1969. Acer. Pp. 4 in Murray, A.E. & Rechinger, K.H., Aceraceae. In: Rechinger, K.H. (ed.) Flora Iranica. Vol. 61. 11 pp., 8 tab., Akademische Druck - u. Verlagsanstalt, Graz, Austria.Reference page.
Sabeti, H. 1976. Forests, trees and shrubs of Iran. 64 + 874 pp., Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Tehran. 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.


USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Acer velutinum 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. 2017. Acer velutinum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017. IUCN Red List Category: Least Concern. DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T193888A2289069.en.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acer velutinum 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 velutinum. Published online. Accessed: 12 January 2020.

Acer velutinum is a species of tree in the Sapindaceae family.[3] It is referred to by the common names velvet maple or Persian maple, and is native to Azerbaijan, Georgia and northern Iran.[4] It grows in the moist Caspian Hyrcanian mixed forests as wells as parts of Eastern Georgia.

It is a tall deciduous tree growing to over 40 m tall.[5]

Crowley, D.; Barstow, M.; Rivers, M.C. (2017). "Acer velutinum". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T193888A2289069. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T193888A2289069.en. Retrieved 20 November 2021.
"Acer velutinum Boiss.". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew – via The Plant List.
"Acer velutinum Boiss". Plants of the World Online. The Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. n.d. Retrieved September 7, 2020.
"Acer velutinum". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 16 January 2018.
Akbarinia, M. & Hukusima, T. 1995. Regeneration Process of Fagus orientalis Forests after Cutting in Iran. J. Jpn. For. Soc. 77(2): 170-178. Available online Archived July 22, 2011, at the Wayback Machine

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