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Cretan Maple Acer sempervirens (Aceraceae) HEIGHT to 12m <br />
Shrub or small, compact evergreen tree. BARK Smooth and grey with lighter patches. BRANCHES Tangled and twisted with shiny-brown twigs. LEAVES Opposite, to 5cm long and often 3-lobed, but sometimes irregular or simple with untoothed margins. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Greenish flowers open in April, in small erect clusters. Fruits are green or red-winged, with wings parallel or slightly divergent. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native of Crete and Greece, planted here occasionally.
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Cretan Maple Acer sempervirens (Aceraceae) HEIGHT to 12m
Shrub or small, compact evergreen tree. BARK Smooth and grey with lighter patches. BRANCHES Tangled and twisted with shiny-brown twigs. LEAVES Opposite, to 5cm long and often 3-lobed, but sometimes irregular or simple with untoothed margins. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Greenish flowers open in April, in small erect clusters. Fruits are green or red-winged, with wings parallel or slightly divergent. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native of Crete and Greece, planted here occasionally.

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Date: 19 Aug 2006
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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