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Acer turkestanicum Pax in Engler, Pflanzenr. 4 (163) Heft 8: 49. 1902. E. Murray & Rech.f. in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 16: 3, tab. 2.1969; E. Murray in Kalmia 6:5.1974.

Trees shrubby, up to 15 m tall. Twigs glabrous, fulvous. Leaves 10-20 cm across, somewhat circinate, 5-7 lobed; lobes lobulate-acuminate, glabrous except bearded in the nerve axils; base concave to hastate; petioles 10-20 cm long, lactiferous. Inflorescence corymbose. Flowers yellow-green. Samaras 3-4 cm long, more or less erect; nutlets compressed, glabrous.

Type: “Turkestan: Gebirgswalder bei Mumynawad” Regel 1884 (LE).

Distribution: N.E. Afghanistan, Turkestan, Pamir Alai, Tien Shan and Pakistan.

Closely related to Acer platanoides L. of Europe, Turkey and N. Iran.


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