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  1. Red Maple Acer rubrum L.

  2. Classification Kingdom Plantae – Plants Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons Subclass Rosidae Order Sapindales Family Aceraceae – Maple family Genus Acer L. – maple Species Acer rubrum L. – red maple

  3. Shape, Form, Type • Medium sized tree • Up to 90 feet in forests and trunk is clear to grow distance • In the open the trunk is shorter and the crown rounded FIGURE 1

  4. Bark • smooth and light gray • with age becomes darker and breaks up into long, fine scaly plates. FIGURE 2 FIGURE 3

  5. Twig • Reddish with small lenticels • leaf scars V-shaped • 3 bundle scars, lateral buds slightly stalked, may be collateral buds present. FIGURE 4 FIGURE 5


  6. Leaf • Opposite, simple, 3 to 5 palmate lobes with serrated margin • 2 to 4 inches long; • green above, whitened and sometimes hairy beneath. FIGURE 7 FIGURE 6 FIGURE 8

  7. Bud • buds usually blunt, green or reddish FIGURE 9 FIGURE 10

  8. Flower • Small • hanging clusters • usually bright red but sometimes yellow • appear in early spring, before leaves FIGURE 11 FIGURE 13 FIGURE 12

  9. Fruit • Clusters of 1/2 to 3/4 inch long samaras with slighly divergent wings, on long slender stems. Light brown and often reddish, ripen in late spring and early summer. FIGURE 15 FIGURE 14

  10. Habitat and Range FIGURE 16

  11. Uses

  12. References • Text citation: • Tree tropics. (6, 24 2010). Retrieved from http://www.treetopics.com/rhus_glabra/gallery1.htm • Vanderbilt. (6, 24 2010). Retrieved from http://www.cas.vanderbilt.edu/bioimages/species/rhgl.htm • Virginia tech. (6, 24 2010). Retrieved from http://www.cnr.vt.edu/DENDRO/dendrology/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=80 • Illionois wild flowers. (6, 24 2010). Retrieved from http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/trees/plants/sm_sumac.htm • Usda plant. (6, 24 2010). Retrieved from http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ACSA2

  13. Figures 1-15: • Virginia tech. (6, 24 2010). Retrieved from http://www.cnr.vt.edu/DENDRO/dendrology/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=80 • Figure 16: • Usda plant. (6, 24 2010). Retrieved from http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ACSA2