Acer sterculiaceum ssp. franchetii

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  1. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Grown from seed collected at Dawyck Botanic Gardens (Scotland), so a hybrid can't be ruled out.
     

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    Andre Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Re: Acer sterculiaceum ssp sterculiaceum

    Acer villosum is an old name for this maple which is now known as "Acer sterculiaceum ssp sterculiaceum", that's why I rename this thread.

    Native to the Himalayas, young plants of this species are subject to sudden die back when grown in Western europe.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Thanks Andre for the reminder on the correct nomenclature (and for moving the page to the right title)!

    The specimen is probably A. sterculiaceum subsp. franchetii; the tree the seed was from was labelled 'Acer villosum' (presumably sensu lato), but on checking just now, Bean's Trees & Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles (supplement: 41) cites a specimen of A. franchetii at Dawyck, while not citing any specimens of subsp. sterculiaceum there
     
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    franchetii in start spring,hairy leaves!!
     

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    You're well ahead in the progress of spring! Haven't checked mine above recently but I think it'll still be in tight bud.
     
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    alex66 Rising Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    hi help me !what means "sterculiaceum"?
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Just looked in Stearn's Dictionary of Plant Names for Gardeners. Sterculius was the Roman god of privies (stercus = dung). Do these maples stink?
     
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    ty :-) i sniff at leaves next spring or maybe flowers stink!
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Wallich doesn't give any reasons for his choice of name (original description; scroll down to next page for the rest). It could be something simple like finding the first specimen growing beside a dung heap.
     
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    grazie Michael!:))
     
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    pic date today autumn colors
     

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