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Acer confertifolium Merr. et Metc.


Description from Flora of China

Acer confertifolium var. serrulatum (Dunn) W. P. Fang; A. john-edwardianum F. P. Metcalf; A. oliverianum Pax var. serrulatum (Dunn) Rehder; A. tutcheri Duthie subsp. confertifolium (Merrill & F. P. Metcalf) A. E. Murray; A. wilsonii Rehder var. serrulatum Dunn.

Shrubs or small trees, 1-4 m tall. Bark brown or gray-brown. Branchlets slender, glabrous, those of present year green, densely white waxy. Leaves deciduous, compactly arranged; petiole 2-2.8 cm; leaf blade shiny, olivaceous on both surfaces, 3-5 × 3-4 cm, glabrous, 3-veined, secondary veins numerous, closely reticulate, base cordate or subcordate, 3-lobed; lobes ovate, extending 1/3-1/2 distance to base of leaf, margin crenate-serrate, apex acutely acuminate. Infructescence corymbose, terminal at apices of small branchlets, with few samaras, wings widely divergent; nutlets convex, including wings 1.5-2.5 cm; wings obtuse, slightly falcate, 4-7 mm wide, glabrous. Fl. unknown, fr. Sep.

● Mixed forests; 500-1000 m. E Fujian, NE Guangdong, SE Jiangxi.


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