Overview

Distribution

S Xizang [N India, Kashmir, Nepal, Pakistan].
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Distribution: Kashmir to Nepal from 2200 to 3500 m altitude.
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Himalaya (Kashmir to Nepal).
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Physical Description

Morphology

Description

Trees small, multistemmed, to 10 m tall, dioecious. Branches often reddish, smooth, glabrous. Petiole often reddish, 5-10 cm, pubescent; leaf blade 5-12 cm wide, abaxially glabrescent except bearded in axils, primary veins 5, base subcordate-truncate, margin sharply serrate, often doubly toothed, 3- or 5-lobed; basal lobes small or absent, lobes triangular, lateral lobes usually as long as central lobe, apex caudate-acuminate, acumen ca. 1 cm. Staminate inflorescence corymbose, axillary from leafless buds; pistillate inflorescence racemose, terminal or axillary from mixed buds. Flowers greenish, 4-merous, ca. 4 mm in diam. Sepals 4, oblong, 3-4 mm. Petals 4, ovate, shorter than sepals. Stamens 4-6, inserted outside disk. Ovary glabrous; style long, connate to ca. 1/2. Infructescence 12-20 cm. Samaras 2-3 cm; nutlets rugose; wings spreading at right angle. Fl. Mar-Apr, fr. Sep.
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Description

Small to moderate sized deciduous tree. Twigs glabrous. Leaves 5-12 cm across, 3-5-lobed, (basal lobes small or absent), lobes caudate-acuminate, acumen c. 1 cm long; margins sharply serrate, glabrescent except bearded in the axils beneath; base subcordate-truncate. Petiole 5-10 cm long, slender, pubescent, often reddish. Inflorescence racemose, glabrous, the perfect or pistillate terminal on leafy shoots, the staminate on leafless lateral shoots. Flowers 4-merous, 5 mm across, greenish. Sepals 4, oblong, 3-4 mm long. Petals 4, ovate, shorter than sepals. Stamens 4-6, inserted outside the disc. Ovary glabrous; style long, connate halfway. Samaras glabrous, 2-3 cm long, divergent to erect, often reddish when young; nutlets rugose.
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Elevation Range

2200-3200 m
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Diagnostic Description

Synonym

Acer caudatum G. Nicholson (1881), not Wallich (1831); A. sterculiaceum K. Koch (1869), not Wallich (1830).
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Ecology

Habitat

Mixed forests; 2700-3100 m.
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Life History and Behavior

Cyclicity

Flower/Fruit

Fl.Per.: March-April.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Acer acuminatum

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Acer acuminatum

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Notes

Comments

This species has been reported from Keran, Neelam vy. in Kashmir by R.R. Stewart, l.c.
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