132863 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.