Please help identify this acer

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  1. pierrot

    pierrot Active Member 10 Years

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    Aloha bonjour

    Please may I have help in identifying this Maple

    I have this small tree about 3-4 m in height in a planted bed with no tag
    it has a distinct "D" shape to the samara?

    it has small minute hairs along the midrib and tufts at each acid of midrib and secondary veins

    Is it Acer sacharum?
    (20centime = 20mm)

    Thank you
    Pierrot

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  2. emery

    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Hi Pierrot,

    It looks like a sycamore maple Acer pseudoplatanus. The samaras hang on dangling stems, so maybe that's what you've got with some samaras missing. Don't think it's native there though.
     
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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Here's a photo from a couple of days ago, if it helps. Don't worry to much about the leaf shape, they're very variable.

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    pierrot Active Member 10 Years

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    Merci Emery

    the leaves were all over the spectrum with this sample! the D shape to the samara was familiar but I had a blanc brain

    pierrot
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Yep, Acer pseudoplatanus.

    The seeds look to be unfilled, presumably due to lack of cross-pollination on a lone tree distant from suitable pollen supply.
     
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