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Acer pentapomicum J.L. Stewart ex Brandis, For. Fl. NW. & C. Ind. 111. 1874. Hiern in Hook. f., l.c. 694; E. Murray & Rech.f., l.c. 7; R.R. Stewart, l.c. 462; E. Murray in Kalmia, l.c. 6.

Vern.: Kilpattar.

Acer pentapomicum

Credit: M.Y. Saleem

  • Acer pubescens var. genuinum Pax
  • Acer regelii Pax

    A small tree or shrub, deciduous, dark brownish-grey, smooth. Twigs glabrous, grey or reddish. Leaves 4-15 cm across, 3-lobed; lobes triangular, grey-green above, pale green beneath; margins crenate-serrate to subentire; base truncate, subcordate or rounded, glabrescent except nerve axils, pubescent beneath; petioles 3-10 cm long, slender. Inflorescence corymbose, glabrous. Flowers 5-merous, 7-8 mm across, greenish. Sepals obovate, 3-4 mm long. Petals smaller. Stamens 8, inserted at margin of disc. Ovary glabrous; styles connate to top. Samaras glabrous, 2-3 cm long; wings divergent to connivent; nutlets gibbous.

    Fl.Per.: March-April.

    Syntypes: Jhelum vy. J.L., Stewart 648(K); Hazara, J.L. Stewart 541(K).

    Distribution: Turkestan, Hindukush, Afghanistan, NW. Himalaya in India and Pakistan.

    Wood is used for making farming implements.


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