Aceraceae The Palm Family

Aceraceae The Palm Family

Aceraceae The Maple Family By: Josh Carlson Aceraceae 2-4 genera

120 species Is found from Canada to the Gulf coast Prefers Temperate climate Can grow in low moist conditions or higher dry conditions Is a flowering plant so it produces seeds Aceraceae

Trees or shrubs Leaves are opposite, estipulate, simple, Can be unlobed, palmately lobed, or pinnately lobed Winged seeds Most common form of pollination is done through wind Aceraceae

Common Uses: Lumber, dance floors, bowling alleys, piano frames, cutting blocks, paper pulp Interesting Fact: Soft maples have taken the place of hard maples because it is lighter while it still retains durability Box Elder Acer negundo

Pinnately Lobed- lobes along the side with a single midvein http://www.savorlife.com/ images/PoisonIvy/ BoxElderWith.JPG Red Maple Acer rubrum Palmately lobedlobes radiating from petiole

http://www.waterfordva-wca.org/graphics/nature/red-maple-leaf.jpg Silver Maple Acer saccharinum Palmately lobed Winged seed is about 1.25- 2 inches long http://www.cartage.org.lb/en/ themes/Sciences/ BotanicalSciences/

TreesFamiliesNames/ WhatTreeIsIt/IdentifybyName/ CommonName/MapleSilver/ fruit.jpg http://www.troop17.com/ Tree_Identification/ maple_silver_72dpi.jpg Sugar Maple Acer saccharum Palmately lobed

Each winged seed is about 1 inch long http://www.oplin.org/tree/fact %20pages/maple_sugar/fruit.jpg http://images.google.com/imgres? imgurl=http://bio.bd.psu.edu/ plant_web/Aceraceae/ Sugar_Maple_03a_Leaf.jpg&imgrefurl= http://bio.bd.psu.edu/plant_web/ Aceraceae/ Sugar_Maple_03a_Leaf.html&usg=__vE S6liJ04JrluCwZasildB915jU=&h=960&

w=1280&sz=152&hl=en&start=7&um =1&tbnid=vsXz1RzPk9bDCM:&tbnh=1 13&tbnw=150&prev=/images%3Fq %3Dsugar%2Bmaple%26hl%3Den %26um%3D1 Sugar Maple Acer saccharum The Sugar Maple is mostly found in the eastern half of the United States Works Cited

USDA Forest Service, Madison Wisconsin, http://www2.fpl.fs.fed.us/ TechSheets/HardwoodNA/pdf_files/acerspeng.pdf Aceraceae Maple Family, Leslie Landrum, Journal of ArizonaNevada Academy of Science, 1995

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