Sapindaceae - soapberry family
Species that grow without cultivation on Mount Desert Island

compiled by the
Champlain Project - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653
info@vfthomas.com

(updated 12 September 2018)


Sapindaceae - soapberry family
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Mount Desert Island is home to 6 species in 1 genus. Click on a link below or scroll down for more information.
   Acer (6 species)
      Acer ginnala - Amur maple (uncommon [see note 1 at bottom of page])
      Acer pensylvanicum - striped maple (common)
      Acer platanoides - Norway maple (occasional)
      Acer rubrum - red maple (common)
      Acer saccharum - sugar maple (uncommon)
      Acer spicatum - mountain maple (occasional)






Acer (maple)
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Acer ginnala (Amur maple) - [information to be added]

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Acer pensylvanicum (striped maple) - [information to be added]
The common name of this species comes from the distinctively striped bark whether young (lower left) or old (lower right).
   
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The leaves of this species gives it another of its common names—goosefoot maple.

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Acer platanoides (Norway maple) - The bark of Norway Maple (lower left) resembles that of White Ash, but the leaves are simple (lower center). The flowers are a pale greenish yellow (lower right).
      
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Acer rubrum (red maple) - [information to be added]

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Acer saccharum (sugar maple) - [information to be added]

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Acer spicatum (mountain maple) - [information to be added]

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Note:
   1. Frequency designations are from the paper “Vascular flora of the Acadia National Park region, Maine” by Craig W. Greene, Linda L. Gregory, Glen H. Mittelhauser, Sally C. Rooney, and Jill E. Weber, published in the spring 2005 issue (vol. 107, No. 930) of Rhodora: Journal of the New England Botanical Club.