Description from Flora of China
Acer foveolatum C. Y. Wu.
Trees to 12 m tall. Bark gray. Branchlets cylindric, those of present year purplish green, glabrous, older ones grayish. Leaves deciduous; petiole purplish green, 1-1.4 cm, glabrous; leaf blade green, oblong-ovate or lanceolate, 5-14 × 3-4.3 cm, subleathery, glabrous, veins 6-8 pairs, base rounded, margin entire, apex acute. Flowers unknown. Infructescence purplish, corymbose, 4-5 cm, glabrous, 2-4-fruited. Fruiting pedicel 1-1.5 cm, slender. Fruit yellowish; nutlets convex, globose, ca. 8 × 5 mm, glabrous; wing including nutlet 2-3.2 cm, wings spreading acutely or obtusely. Fl. unknown, fr. Sep.
● Mixed forests; 1400-1600 m. S Xizang, Yunnan.