Acer davidii Franch.

David's Maple

Tree to 15 m or so tall. Branchlets reddish with white stripes, young branches white-striped as are older branches when the tree is mature. Leaves oval, acute, 8-15 cm long, 3-6 cm wide, base rounded to cordate, irregularly saw-toothed; veins prominent, parallel; young leaves sometimes lobed on young shoots, red-brown pubescent on the veins; yellow and red in autumn. Fruit wings held at about 180°, occasionally obtuse, to 3 cm long. Syn. A. grosseri Pax, A. hersii Rehder.

C China.

Stems white-striped; leaves mostly entire and saw-toothed. A. davidii subsp. grosseri (Pax) de Jong is a white-striped snakebark often with triangular cordate leaves, although 3-lobed variations may occur.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Aceraceae. In: Spencer, R.. 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.

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Acer davidii 'George Forrest'

Habit open, with pendulous branches. Bark with purplish tones and white striping. Leaves not or hardly lobed. Stalks crimson. Int. Uk, c. 1957.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Sapindales
family       Sapindaceae
genus        Acer L.