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Aceraceae The Maple Family. By: Josh Carlson. Aceraceae. 2-4 genera 120 species Is found from Canada to the Gulf coast Prefers Temperate climate Can grow in low moist conditions or higher dry conditions Is a flowering plant so it produces seeds. Aceraceae. Trees or shrubs

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aceraceae
Aceraceae

2-4 genera

120 species

Is found from Canada to the Gulf coast

Prefers Temperate climate

Can grow in low moist conditions or higher dry conditions

Is a flowering plant so it produces seeds

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Aceraceae

Trees or shrubs

Leaves are opposite, estipulate, simple,

Can be unlobed, palmately lobed, or pinnately lobed

Winged seeds

Most common form of pollination is done through wind

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Aceraceae

Common Uses: Lumber, dance floors, bowling alleys, piano frames, cutting blocks, paper pulp

Interesting Fact: Soft maples have taken the place of hard maples because it is lighter while it still retains durability

box elder acer negundo
Box Elder “Acer negundo”

http://www.savorlife.com/images/PoisonIvy/BoxElderWith.JPG

Pinnately Lobed- lobes along the side with a single midvein

red maple acer rubrum
Red Maple “Acer rubrum”

http://www.waterfordva-wca.org/graphics/nature/red-maple-leaf.jpg

Palmately lobed- lobes radiating from petiole

silver maple acer saccharinum
Silver Maple“ Acer saccharinum”

http://www.cartage.org.lb/en/themes/Sciences/BotanicalSciences/TreesFamiliesNames/WhatTreeIsIt/IdentifybyName/CommonName/MapleSilver/fruit.jpg

http://www.troop17.com/Tree_Identification/maple_silver_72dpi.jpg

Palmately lobed

Winged seed is about 1.25- 2 inches long

sugar maple acer saccharum
Sugar Maple “Acer saccharum”

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://bio.bd.psu.edu/plant_web/Aceraceae/Sugar_Maple_03a_Leaf.jpg&imgrefurl=http://bio.bd.psu.edu/plant_web/Aceraceae/Sugar_Maple_03a_Leaf.html&usg=__vES6liJ04JrluCwZasildB915jU=&h=960&w=1280&sz=152&hl=en&start=7&um=1&tbnid=vsXz1RzPk9bDCM:&tbnh=113&tbnw=150&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dsugar%2Bmaple%26hl%3Den%26um%3D1

http://www.oplin.org/tree/fact%20pages/maple_sugar/fruit.jpg

Palmately lobed

Each winged seed is about 1 inch long

sugar maple acer saccharum1
Sugar Maple “ Acer saccharum”

The Sugar Maple is mostly found in the eastern half of the United States

works cited
Works Cited

USDA Forest Service, Madison Wisconsin, http://www2.fpl.fs.fed.us/TechSheets/HardwoodNA/pdf_files/acerspeng.pdf

Aceraceae Maple Family, Leslie Landrum, Journal of Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science, 1995