Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Acer floridanum (Chapman) Pax. Section: Acer. Southern Sugar Maple, Florida Maple. 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. 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

Syn: = K3, K4, Va; = Acer barbatum – C, Il, K1, Tx, misapplied; = Acer saccharum ssp. floridanum – Fl4, Mo2, RAB, Tn, WH3, Desmarais (1952), Murray (1970); = Acer saccharum var. floridanum – Ar; = Saccharodendron floridanum – S; > Acer barbatum var. barbatum – F, G, misapplied; > Acer barbatum var. longii – F, G, misapplied

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