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Acer amamiense T. Yamaz.

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Acer L. (カエデ)
Section Lithocarpa
Amamikajikaede (アマミカジカエデ, 奄美梶楓), Amami horned maple* (* tentative)

described firstly in 1999

Lifeform: deciduous short tree ≈ 4 m in height
Distribution: endemic to Amami-oshima Island, Japan (RDB: CR)
Habitat: forest edges
Leaf: hairless, developing teeth
Seed dispersal: wind
Ref. Acer diabolicum Blume ex K. Koch (カジカエデ)

Acer amamiense in Japan

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[1-3] in the bamboo and dwarf bamboo garden of Kyoto Botanical Gardens, western Japan, on September 18 2022.