Acer opalus subsp. obtusatum (Willd.) Gams.

Italian Maple

Tree or sometimes large shrub to 7 m tall. Leaves mostly 7-9 cm wide with 5-7 short, rounded, toothed lobes, the middle one often divided again into 3, blue-green below and softly hairy at first, base cordate. Flowers in yellow clusters. Fruit with wings 2-2.5 cm long, spreading more or less at right angles.

SE Europe.

Leaves with blunt, shallow 'crinkled' lobes, hairy at first, waxy-blue below, base cordate.

VIC: Buninyong ('The Gong' Reservoir).

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.

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