Discussion of common names for Acer campestre

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  1. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    In other words we both think it's Acer campestre (English maple, common maple, field maple, hedge maple, small leaved maple, English cork maple).
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Re: Acer miyabei

    Ron B - Acer campestre is Field Maple. The rest of that cr*p you listed can be (and should be) deleted.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Re: Acer miyabei

    Those common names have all been used for the tree. That is a true fact. Field maple being the only common name for the tree is not a true fact. It is a preference, an artifact, a construct.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Only used by hostile aliens, or by those influenced by them. That does not make them legitimate names. Field Maple is the only legitimate English name for Acer campestre.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Re: Acer miyabei

    Common names of plants are neither legitimate nor illegitimate. They are not botanical epithets.
     
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    maf Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Discussion of common names for Acer campestre moved from Acer miyabei photo gallery thread to own topic.
     
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    whis4ey Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    I can't help thinking that RonB started this thread to get a discussion going with Michael on his favourite? grouse :)
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    I didn't start this thread, see the last line in the first post.
     
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    alex66 Rising Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    the Linneo system is in Latin because is the official language of the church and botanic missionary,speak very well Latin,now is possible one translate in every language,and for me is correct ,campestre=field...with the respect of Ron this is the only another name of a. campestre in english..other name is only for friendly conversation.. :))
     
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    Gomero Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    In French: érable champètre
    In Spanish: arce campestre, arce comun, arce menor, alciro, bordo comun.

    Gomero
     
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    whis4ey Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Sorry Ron
    I will blame Maf then :)
     
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    maf Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Lol ;)

    It was getting beyond off-topic in the miyabei photo gallery thread, so moved it over here. It was either that or delete the off-topic stuff. I must admit when I read Ron's description "Acer campestre (English maple, common maple, field maple, hedge maple, small leaved maple, English cork maple)", my first thought was that it would wind up Michael. And so the discussion began.
     
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    bjo Active Member 10 Years

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    Sorry....but I have to keep this going !!

    Geoffrey Grigson in his well respected book "The Englishman´s Flora" (1958) lists the following names for Acer campestre used in various parts of England:

    Cat Oak, Dog Oak, Oak (!!), Maplin Tree, and Whitty Bush.

    and in Scotland:

    Whistlewood

    Enjoy the richness of our shared(?) language !
    Brian
     

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