Acer paxii Franchet
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Rosidae||Roses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more|
|Order||Sapindales||Includes citrus; maples, horse-chestnuts, lychees and rambutans; mangos and cashews; frankincense and myrrh; mahogany and neem|
|Species||paxii||Named for German botanist Ferdinand Albin Pax (1858-1942)|
About plant names...
This relatively rare tree is from southwestern China. It was discovered by P. Delavay in 1883, and
later named for German botanist Ferdinand Albin Pax.
Identification: Trees are up to 49' (15 m) tall. Leaves have three lobes or none at all, and are
1¾-4" (5-11 cm) × ¾-2" (2-6 cm).
This is an evergreen, while most maples are deciduous. Seeds are winged as with other maples,
but purple. Not found in the wild in North America. See Acer for a comparison chart.
Acer paxii on eFloras
Acer paxii at the Urban Forest Ecosystems Institute's SelecTree site (good photos)
Acer paxii on forums.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca
Acer paxii description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 Oct 2018.
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2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, CA
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