Deciduous tree to about 25 m tall but mostly smaller; young twigs with a waxy bloom, green for 2-3 years. Leaves mostly 10-14 cm wide,with 5-7 round-triangular lobes, margin entire, base generally cordate, hair tufts in vein axils below; golden in autumn. Leaf stalks with milky sap. Fruit with wide-spread wings 3-5 cm long.
A. campbellii Hook. f. &Hiern is superficially similar in outline leaf shape but has small saw-toothed, not entire margins.
Caucasus, Asia Minor to Himalaya.
Leaf lobes mostly 5, entire, broadly based with rounded taper to an attenuated point; leaf stalk with milky sap. Fruits diverging at an angle of less than 90°. Bark of mature trees smooth.
VIC: Mt Macedon ('Alton',15 m tall,15 m wide, rear of residence). NSW: Ournie (Jephcott Arboretum).
Source: (2002). Aceraceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.
Smaller than the species but young leaves yellow, suffused purple, becoming yellow and eventually pale green; pale brown in autumn. Int. by Hesse Nsy,Weener, Germany.
Young leaves purple on green, becoming green; yellow in autumn. Originated in Germany in 19th century. Specimens vic: Kyneton (Bot. Gds).