Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Acer nigrum F. Michaux. Section: Acer. Black Maple. Phen: May-Jun; Jun-Sep. Hab: Riverbanks, streambanks, cove forests, river slope forests, especially over calcareous rocks. Dist: NH west to MN, south to NC, GA, AL, AR, and KS, primarily west of the Appalachians.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = C, F, G, GrPl, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, Va, W; = Acer saccharum ssp. nigrum – Mo2, RAB, Tn, Desmarais (1952), Murray (1970); = Acer saccharum var. nigrum – Ar; = Saccharodendron nigrum – S; > Acer nigrum var. nigrum – Il; > Acer nigrum var. palmeri – Il

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