Acer hyrcanum

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Acer hyrcanum
Acer hyrcanum subsp. tauricolum.jpg
Taurus maple (Acer hyrcanum subsp. tauricolum) in Autumn, Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve, Lebanon.
Acer hyrcanum - Hillier Gardens - Romsey, Hampshire, England - DSC04299.jpg
Scientific classification
A. hyrcanum
Binomial name
Acer hyrcanum

Acer hyrcanum is a maple species sometimes referred to as Balkan maple.[1] It grows in southeastern Europe and western Asia.[2]

Acer hyrcanum is a deciduous tree up to 15 meters (50 feet) tall. Leaves are up to 4 cm (1.6 inches) across, usually 5-lobed but occasionally with only 3 lobes, dark green on top, lighter green underneath because of a layer of wax.[3]

  • Acer hyrcanum subsp. hyrcanum - Armenia; Azerbaijan, Turkey, Iran
  • Acer hyrcanum subsp. intermedium (Pančić) Palam. - Albania; Bulgaria; Former Yugoslavia; Greece
  • Acer hyrcanum subsp. keckianum (Asch. & Sint. ex Pax) Yalt. - Turkey
  • Acer hyrcanum subsp. reginae-amaliae (Orph. ex Boiss.) E.Murray - Greece
  • Acer hyrcanum subsp. sphaerocaryum Yalt. - Turkey
  • Acer hyrcanum subsp. stevenii (Pojark.) E.Murray - Crimea
  • Acer hyrcanum subsp. tauricolum (Boiss. & Balansa) Yalt. - Lebanon; Syria; Turkey


  1. ^ a b c "Acer hyrcanum Fisch. & C.A.Mey. — The Plant List".
  2. ^ The Book of Leaves: A Leaf-by-Leaf Guide to Six Hundred of the World's Great Trees Allen J. Coombes University of Chicago Press, Dec 10, 2014
  3. ^ Bean's Trees and Shrubs, Acer hyrcanum Fisch. & Mey./
  4. ^ "Acer hyrcanum". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 16 January 2018.

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