Need an id Friends

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  1. conifers

    conifers Active Member

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    Hello ubc'ers.

    I was sent this maple branch from a person in Pennsylvania who needs an id. I thought I wouldn't have much trouble but I can't figure this one out. I really appreciate your help of course & thanks.

    Dax
     

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    conifers Active Member

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    leaves have a thickness quality and are approximately 3" in height x 2.75" in width.
     
  3. maf

    maf Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Might be Acer pseudoplatanus, the leaf shape can be very variable. Not to say there could not be a closer match to something else, but can't see anything that rules out sycamore maple at this stage.
     
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    I think we're getting somewhere. Acer spicatum doesn't fit the bill, at least not for me.
    I'll await more opinions and thanks, skunkyjoe.

    Dax
     
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    I don't know if this will be of help but here are a set of newly formed buds:

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Why is this not just Acer rubrum?
     
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    Well, the underside of rubrum has one long line that continues from the petiole to the furthest tip, whereas this maple (also said to be a "small garden maple") has (3) diverging lines that continue from the petiole and also in a straight-line.

    Mountain maple is definitely ruled out because the seeds are not produced until late summer.

    So far pseudoplatanus seems the closest match. Then again, I'm relying on help.

    Thanks Ron for your input to this thread.

    Dax
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Don't know that the tree having leaves with 3 primary veins would counterindicate red maple but the infrutescence having a central axis would. Since sycamore maple, like red maple produces leaves bloomy beneath and it looks otherwise like sycamore maple that would appear to be the answer.

    Unless it's something rare that also produces fruits arranged in the same fashion etc.
     
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    That looks right to me too Ron. I'll keep up with this thread, in the meantime.

    Thanks a lot!

    Dax
     
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    Was this found in the wild ( native and indigenous ) or from a garden ?
     
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    By Sycamore Maple , do you mean Acer pseudoplatanus ? It seems to me that Acer pseudoplatanus have more pronounced lobes ( 5 ) than this specimen . Just asking ...
     
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    Thanks
    a lot, Maf.

    That's it man.

    Best Regards to the group.

    Dax
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Yep, definitely Acer pseudoplatanus. The seeds match as well as the leaves.
     
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    alex66 Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    if the origin is garden,maybe caudatum ukuruanduense
     

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