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Identify this maple

Posted by ColdSpring none (My Page) on
Thu, Nov 15, 12 at 15:59

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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RE: Identify this maple

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Fri, Nov 16, 12 at 3:32

Bigleaf maple often produces smaller leaves on less prime sites.


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RE: Identify this maple

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.


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