Attached are some pictures of a grafted plant now about 20 years old that was bought as Acer elegantalum. I received seedlings of Acer elegantalum from another source about 12 months ago which were quite different, but similar to published pictures of Acer elegantalum. As it turns out I think my original tree was in fact Acer pubinerve, also known as Acer wuyuanense or the "Chocolate Maple" because of the colour of emerging leaves. According to Flora of China (2008), "Acer elegantulum is characterized by its velutinous ovary and nearly glabrous abaxial veins and petiole. Acer pubinerve differs by its velutinous abaxial veins and petiole. These two taxa are difficult to distinguish and possibly can be combined." Also shown are the abaxial leaves from both demonstrating the difference as well as some of the "chocolate" coloured leaves that can occur at times other than early in the season. The greatest pity is that the name Acer pubinerve has precedence rather than the much more attractive name Acer wuyuanense.