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Acer poliophyllum Fang et Wu


Description from Flora of China

Trees evergreen, ca. 5 m tall. Bark dark gray. Branches slender, glabrous; lenticels light yellow, elliptic; winter buds axillary, ovoid, bud scales ovate, imbricate, margin ciliate. Petiole 2-2.5 cm, glabrous; leaf blade abaxially gray, glaucous, adaxially light green, ovate, 6-7 × 3-4.5 cm, leathery, adaxially smooth, primary veins prominent abaxially, distinct adaxially, lateral veins 6 or 7 pairs, base rounded, margin entire or slightly undulate, apex acuminate. Flowers unknown. Infructescence terminal, corymbose, on leafy branchlets, glabrous, ca. 6 cm. Samara red when young, ca. 2.3 cm; nutlets rhombic, convex, ca. 6 × 4 mm; wings ca. 1 cm wide. Fr. Sep.

● Mixed forests; 1000-1800 m. SW Guizhou, SE Yunnan.


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