Acer negundo L.

Common name

English: Manitoba Maple, Western Boxelder

German: Eschen Ahorn

Mandarin: 复叶枫 (fu ye feng)

Portuguese: Bordo-negundo

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2504)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2403)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2035)

      Order: Sapindales (66)

        Family: Sapindaceae (15) (family description)

          Genus: Acer (8)

           Epithet: negundo L. (1)

Synonyms: Acer lobatum Raf., Negundo mexicanum DC., Rulac negundo (Linnaeus) Hitchcock, Rulac texana (Pax) Small

lobatum => divided into or bearing lobes

mexicanum => from or of Mexico

negundo => derived from the Sanskrit name of the plant Vitex negundo because of similarity of the leaves

texana => from Texas, USA

Characteristics

Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: green, red

External links

Check for Acer negundo at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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