Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Sapindales

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

Other sources of information about Aceraceae:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aceraceae
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Aceraceae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Aceraceae
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Aceraceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Aceraceae
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aceraceae
JSTOR Plant Science: Aceraceae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aceraceae
Wikipedia: Aceraceae
Plants of the World Online: Aceraceae
Tropicos: Aceraceae



Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Aceraceae.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=242, retrieved 21 May 2024

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