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Paper-bark Maple Acer griseum (Aceraceae) HEIGHT to 15m <br />
Dense and spreading tree. BARK Reddish-brown and distinctive, peeling off in thin papery scales. BRANCHES Mainly level. LEAVES Pinnate and divided into 3 blunt-toothed leaflets, each toothed and lobed. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Yellow-green flowers are small, growing in drooping clusters. Pale-green winged fruits are about 3cm long. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native of China, planted here occasionally for ornament.
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Paper-bark Maple Acer griseum (Aceraceae) HEIGHT to 15m
Dense and spreading tree. BARK Reddish-brown and distinctive, peeling off in thin papery scales. BRANCHES Mainly level. LEAVES Pinnate and divided into 3 blunt-toothed leaflets, each toothed and lobed. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Yellow-green flowers are small, growing in drooping clusters. Pale-green winged fruits are about 3cm long. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native of China, planted here occasionally for ornament.

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Date: 10 Dec 2005
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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