Identify this maple

ColdSpringNovember 15, 2012

Hi can anyone identify this maple leaf, or even confirm that it is a maple)? It is from a tree growing not far from a creek on a trail in Santa Barbara. Elevation 900 ft. There are just a few of these tress in an area with mostly sycamores.

I think it looks similar to Acer macrophyllum, but the leaves are only about six inches across.

Thanks

Stephen

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bboy(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Bigleaf maple often produces smaller leaves on less prime sites.

    Bookmark   November 16, 2012 at 3:32AM
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ColdSpring

Thanks bboy.

That makes sense, it is surrounded by large sycamores, so it doesn't get a lot of sun. Although most of the leaves are 6-8 inches I found a few that were about 10"

So I will assume it's macrophyllum until the spring when I will confirm by looking at the flowers, and then the fruit.

    Bookmark   November 16, 2012 at 6:17PM
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