Acer obtusifolium

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Acer obtusifolium


Taxonavigation: Sapindales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Sapindales

Familia: Sapindaceae
Subfamilia: Hippocastanoideae
Tribus: Acereae
Genus: Acer
Species: Acer obtusifolium



Acer obtusifolium Sm., Fl. Graec. Prodr. [Sibthorp] 1(2): 263. (1809).


  • Heterotypic
    • Acer syriacum Boiss. & Gaill., in P.E.Boissier, Diagn. Pl. Orient., ser. 2, 5: 72 (1856).
    • Acer orientale subsp. cyprium (Boiss.) A.E.Murray, Kalmia 8: 7 (1977).
    • Acer orientale subsp. syriacum (Boiss. & Gaill.) A.E.Murray, Kalmia 8: 7 (1977).


Native distribution areas:
  • Asia-Temperate
    • Western Asia
      • Cyprus, Lebanon-Syria [Lebanon, Syria], Palestine [Israel].

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition

  • Note: Until recently the species was also considered to be present in Turkey but this has been disproved and the species is no longer included in the Flora of Turkey (Hassler, 2017).



Additional references

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