Acer species are sometimes classified in their own family, Aceraceae, but have been grouped in Sapindaceae (along with Hippocastanaceae) in the most recent version of the Angiosperm Phyologeny Group system (Stevens 2001). “Platanoides” refers to the fact that the leaves are similar to those of sycamore (Platanus spp.). The species is also sometimes confused with the related Acer pseudoplatanus (sycamore maple).
- Stevens, P.F. 2001 onwards. Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. Version 9, June 2008 [and more or less continuously updated since]. http://www.mobot.org/MOBOT/research/APweb/.
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