Acer L.

Common Name: Maple

Family: Sapindaceae

Published in: Sp. Pl. 2: 1054. 1753.

Other: Acer means sharp and refers to the hardness of the wood which was used for spear hafts by the Romans. (Stearn). Lectotype: A. pseudoplatanus L. (Ill. Fl. N. U.S. (Britton & Brown), ed. 2 2: 494. 1913).

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