Acer caudatum

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Acer caudatum
Acer ukurunduense (200707).jpg
Scientific classification
A. caudatum
Binomial name
Acer caudatum
Wall. 1831 not G. Nicholson 1881
  • Acer papilio King
  • Acer erosum Pax
  • Acer multiserratum Maxim.
  • Acer ukurunduense Trautv. & C.A.Mey.

Acer caudatum, commonly known as candle-shape maple,[2] is an Asian species of maple trees. It is found in the Himalayas (Tibet, Nepal, northern and northeastern India, Myanmar) the mountains of southwestern China (Gansu, Henan, Hubei, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan), plus Japan, Korea, and eastern Russia.[3][4]

Acer caudatum is a deciduous tree up to 10 meters tall. Leaves are up to 12 cm across, thin and papery, dark green on the top, lighter green on the underside, usually with 5 lobes but occasionally 7.[3]

  • Acer caudatum subsp. caudatum
  • Acer caudatum subsp. multiserratum (Maxim.) A.E.Murray
  • Acer caudatum subsp. ukurundense (Trautv. & C.A.Mey.) E.Murray


  1. ^ a b The Plant List, Acer caudatum Wall.
  2. ^ English Names for Korean Native Plants (PDF). Pocheon: Korea National Arboretum. 2015. p. 335. ISBN 978-89-97450-98-5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 25 January 2016 – via Korea Forest Service. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b Flora of China, Acer caudatum Wallich, 1831. 长尾枫 chang wei feng
  4. ^ Flora of China, Acer ukurunduense Trautvetter & C. A. Meyer, 1856. 花楷枫 hua kai feng

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