of Maple in
Eastern North America
G. W. Hudler
(Acer spp.) are common trees in many North American forests
and landscapes. Most commonly grown species are native, but a few
(Japanese, Norway, and sycamore maples) have been introduced from
other parts of the world. Within the genus, there is marked variation
in leaf size, shape, and color; flower and seed structure; bark texture;
and overall growth habit. Thus, species are distinguished relatively
easily from one another with the aid of a tree identification book.
The following species commonly found in North America are considered
in this leaflet. The common name is followed by the abbreviation used
in this bulletin and the scientific name.
- Red maple
(red) Acer rubrum
maple (slv) A. saccharinum
maple (sug) A. saccharum
maple (blk) A. nigrum
(box) A. negundo
maple (str) A. pensylvanicum
maple (mtn) A. spicatum
maple (nwy) A. platanoides
maple (jpn) A palmatum
maple (syc) A pseudoplatanus
Cooperative Extension Publication
Cornell Tree Pest Leaflet A-13, 1984.
W. Hudler is an assistant professor in the Department of Plant Pathology
at the NY State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University. Photographs,
courtesy of: M. Drilias, University of Wisconsin17; G. W. Hudler5,
11, 14, 18, 21, 26, 33, 34, 35; H. H. Lyon2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9,
13, 20, 33, 36; W. A. Sinclair1, 12, 15, 16, 19, 23,24, 25, 27,
28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 37.