Identification: A two story high maple tree with three uneven lobes

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  1. Joseph Lin

    Joseph Lin Active Member 10 Years

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    A two story high maple tree has simple leaves with three uneven lobes is located in south side of Mount Pleasant Park in Vancouver one week ago.
     

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    I see some features of Amur maple.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Ditto to Amur Maple Acer ginnala. A good size specimen.
     
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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    and, +1. Also although Michael doesn't like to admit it the accepted name is Acer tartaricum ssp ginnala (ducks and runs for cover).
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    You meant A. tataricum etc.
     
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    I did indeed, thanks. Brain is the consitency of tartar sauce, apparently!
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Brain is the consitency of tartar sauce

    Sounds fishy to me.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Accepted by some, but not by others ;-)

    The case for lumping them is pretty poor - they're easily distinguished, and separated by something like 3-4,000 km range gap. It's about the same as trying to argue for e.g. Acer campestre subsp. miyabei.
     

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