monoecious or dioecious?

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  1. bekN

    bekN Member

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    hi

    is acer palmatum monoecius or dioecous?
    and when it arives sexual maturity?

    thanx
     
  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    The draft Flora of China lists it as andromonoecious (i.e., flowers can be either both sexes together, or just male, but not just female).

    Sexual maturity at around 10-20 years, but very variable. Grafted cultivars (grafted with already-mature scion wood) may of course flower on 'younger' plants.
     
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    thank you

    is andromonoeciousy accures in most species of acer?
     
  4. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    No, there's quite a lot of variation between different species of maple.
     
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    katsura Active Member 10 Years

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    i believe acer negundo is dioecious
     
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    alex66 Rising Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    my palmatum subsp.palmatum is sex mature this year; after 11 years ,4 in nursery in pot ,7 in soil of my garden..
     

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