Norway maple, Acer platanoides  (Sapindales: Aceraceae) - 1379045

Norway maple
Acer platanoides L.

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Description: 1. Branchlet with corymb, terminating developing young shoots (a - e) with deciduous (typically green) transitional leaves at their base (k). - 2. Branchlet with mature leaves and ripe fruits (double samaras). Stalk exuding a milky sap when broken. Wings of the samaras spread perpendicular to the pedicels (»horizontally spreading«), with conspicuously flat nutlets. - 3. Seedling with cotyledons (c) and first pair of ordinary leaves. - 4. Winter-branchlet; buds are reddish-brown, glossy, terminal bud is larger. Leaf-scars are opposite, horseshoe- or heart-shaped and connected extreme laterally. After Hempel & Wilhelm, 1889. Photos and explanations from the book: Zelimir Borzan. "Tree and Shrub Names in Latin, Croatian, English, and German, with synonyms", University of Zagreb, 2001.
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Image location: , Croatia

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Name: Zelimir Borzan
Organization: University of Zagreb
Country: Croatia

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Image uploaded on Tuesday, June 21, 2005
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