Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Acer saccharum Marshall var. saccharum image
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Family Aceraceae
Acer saccharum Marshall var. saccharum
hard maple, sugar maple
Acer: the classical Latin name for the maple
saccharum: sweet
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial tree usually 40'-60' tall and 1'-2' in diameter; watery juice; bark grayish to dark brown with loose plates making vertical ridges and grooves
Flower: yellowish, blooming April-June when first leaves on drooping, hairy stalk in clusters (umbels) either terminal or from uppermost buds
Fruit:smooth; seed sections at right angles; wings curving forward fruit drawing,
Leaf:opposite, about as long as wide, mostly hairless below but paler green; undivided but with usually 5 lobes, indentations (sinuses) between main lobes rounded; edges and tip usually flat
Habitat: mostly dry, rich woods usually in limy soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Acer nigrum F.Michx. var. glaucum (F.Schmidt) Fosberg
Acer nigrum F.Michx. var. saccharophorum (K.Koch) R.T.Clausen
Acer saccharinum Wangenh. var. glaucum F.Schmidt
Acer saccharum Marshall f. glaucum (F.Schmidt) Pax
Acer saccharum Marshall subsp. saccharum
Acer saccharum Marshall var. glaucum (F.Schmidt) Sarg.
Acer saccharophorum K.Koch
Saccharodendron saccharum (Marshall) Moldenke

         
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