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Acer floridanum (Chapman) Pax. Section: Acer. Southern Sugar Maple, Florida Maple, Sugartree. Phen: Apr-May; Jun-Oct. Hab: Bottomland forests, mesic slopes, especially common over mafic or calcareous rocks, but not at all limited to such situations; also widely planted in southern cities and towns as a street tree. Dist: S. VA, w. KY, se. MO, e. OK, c. OK, and n. TX, south to c. peninsular FL and e. TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Taxonomy Comments: Ward (2004b) discusses the reasons for accepting A. floridanum as the correct name for this species; the Michauxian name A. barbatum is associated with specimens that are demonstrably A. saccharum.

Synonymy: = K3, K4, Va; = Acer barbatum Michx. – C, Il, K1, Tx, misapplied; = Acer saccharum Marshall ssp. floridanum (Chapm.) Desmarais – Fl4, Mo2, RAB, Tn, WH3, Desmarais (1952), Murray (1970); = Acer saccharum Marshall var. floridanum (Chapm.) Small & A.Heller – Ar; = Saccharodendron barbatum (Michx.) Nieuwl., misapplied; = Saccharodendron floridanum (Chapm.) Nieuwl. – S; > Acer barbatum Michx. var. barbatum – F, G, misapplied; > Acer barbatum Michx. var. longii (Fernald) Fernald – F, G, misapplied

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