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Red Snakebark Maple Acer capillipes (Aceraceae) HEIGHT to 16m Upright, open tree. BARK Boldly striped. BRANCHES With bright scarlet shoots. LEAVES To 15cm long, rather ovate but with shallow, sharp-angled side lobes and a drawn-out tip. Leaves turn reddish or yellow in autumn. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Yellowish green flower in racemes. Fruits have almost level wings. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native of Japan, planted here for ornament.
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Red Snakebark Maple Acer capillipes (Aceraceae) HEIGHT to 16m Upright, open tree. BARK Boldly striped. BRANCHES With bright scarlet shoots. LEAVES To 15cm long, rather ovate but with shallow, sharp-angled side lobes and a drawn-out tip. Leaves turn reddish or yellow in autumn. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Yellowish green flower in racemes. Fruits have almost level wings. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native of Japan, planted here for ornament.

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Date: 3 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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