Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae

Aceraceae - Sycamore and maple family

Bailey, L.H. (1949) Manual of Cultivated Plants Revised edition. Macmillan, New York.

Description of the family

Trees or shrubs. Stipules 0. Leaves opposite, mostly simple and palmately-lobed, less often pinnate. Inflorescence racemose. Flowers actinomorphic, unisexual. Sepals 4-5. Petals 0 or equalling sepals. Stamens usually 8 in two whorls. Disk present. Ovary 2-locular and 2-lobed. Styles 2. Fruit a schizocarp, splitting into 2 samaras.

Worldwide: 2 genera and 113 species in N temperate regions and on tropical mountains

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated genus and 4 cultivated taxa.

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Acer L.Description

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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Aceraceae
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Aceraceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=242, retrieved 22 December 2014

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