Acer palmatum Thunb., Aceraceae

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Common name: Japanese maple.

Voucher: Kostadinov 105, (URV)

Brief description: A shrub to a small tree. Leaves are opposite, simple, palmately veined, deeply 5-9-lobed, glabrous; the lobes are doubly serrate. Flowers are perfect, small, in glabrous erect corymbs. Fruits are a double samara with one-seeded winged mericarp, the wings widely divergent. 

Campus data: Relatively infrequently cultivated. About a dozen individuals encountered. A. palmatum cv 'Atropurpureum' is the cultivar with deeply purple leaves shown here.