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*Acer ginnala Maximowicz. Section: Ginnala. Amur Maple. Phen: Apr-Jun. Hab: Cultivated, rarely and sparingly escaped to roadsides, disturbed areas, and suburban woodlands. Dist: Native of e. Asia. Reported as "cultivated and occasionally escaped" in s. PA (Rhoads & Klein 1993; Rhoads & Block 2007). Wright et al. (2023) report local naturalization from two separate sites in VA.

ID notes:Acer tataraicum differs from Acer ginnala in having leaves unlobed or with only obscure side lobes.

Origin/Endemic status: E. and se. Asia

Taxonomy Comments: Infraspecific taxa are often recognized within Acer ginnala in its native area. Closely similar is Acer tataricum is closely related; it and A. ginnala are sometimes treated as only varietally or subspecifically distinct. Acer tataricum is used sparingly in horticulture and may naturalize.

Synonymy: = Ar, F, Il, K1, K3, Mi, Mo2, NE, NY, Pa, Murray (1970); = Acer tataricum L. ssp. ginnala (Maxim.) Wesm. – K4, Lin et al (2013); = n/a – C, G, RAB, S

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image of plant© Paul Marcum source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Paul Marcum source | Original Image ⭷


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