Acer rufinerve

A medium sized deciduous tree. The bark is blackish green, like the rind of a melon, smooth but longitudinally fissured in old.

Leaves are opposite, palmately 3-5 lobed, duplicately serrulate.

Fruit has 2 samaras, ripening in October.

It grows on sunny and moist places in the cool temperate zone.

The wood is used for turneries, wood shaving, chopsticks, toys.

Distribution ; Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Yaku Island


Top Content

Japanese Name Index

Scientific Name Index