Acer paxii Franchet
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Rosidae||Roses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more|
|Order||Sapindales||Includes citrus; maples, horse-chestnuts, lychees and rambutans; mangos and cashews; frankincense and myrrh; mahogany and neem|
|Species||paxii||Named for German botanist Ferdinand Albin Pax (1858-1942)|
About plant names...
This relatively rare tree is from southwestern China. It was discovered by P. Delavay in 1883, and
later named for German botanist Ferdinand Albin Pax.
Identification: Trees are up to 49' (15 m) tall. Leaves have three lobes or none at all, and are
1¾-4" (5-11 cm) × ¾-2" (2-6 cm).
This is an evergreen, while most maples are deciduous. Seeds are winged as with other maples,
but purple. Not found in the wild in North America. See Acer for a comparison chart.
The Urban Forest Ecosystems Institute's SelecTree site (good photos)
The University of British Columbia Botanical Garden & Centre for Plant Research forums
Acer paxii description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, California
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