Acer davidii

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  1. Andre

    Andre Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Here's some pictures of Acer davidii (snakebark maple).

    We can see that leaves from young seedlings are sometimes really different from those from mature trees.
     

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    The seedling on the third picture 3 months later. Size is now 30 to 40 cm.
     

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    Other plants that have similar seedlings between species, that become distinct later are Phyllostachys and Rosa.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    If the seeds were open-pollinated and there are other snake-barks nearby, they may well be hybrids
     
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    Maybe. I didn't think of this !

    These seeds are coming from an arboretum with almost all the 100 maple species in the same area.

    Is the davidii known for easy hybridation ?

    And as the arboretum usually exchange seeds, how do they do to prevent unwanted hybridation and keep "pure" species ?
     
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    Yes: seed from collections is often hybrid. That's why wild collected seed is preferred by some.
     
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    The grower collected the seeds that produced this tree from A. davidii, but this tree, beautiful as it is, is not A. davidii, but rather a hybrid. Photographs April 30 and October 22, 2002.
     

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    Acer davidii - Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle, accessions 1957, 1972, 1976, 1997, and 1999.
     

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