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Acer diabolicum Blume ex K. Koch

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

Acer L. (カエデ)
Kajikaede (カジカエデ, 梶楓), horned maple
Onimomiji (オニモミジ, 鬼紅葉)
Lifeform: deciduous tree < 20 m in height
Distribution: endemic to Japan (south to Miyagi Prefecture)
Habitat: mountains, in particular, on valleys and hillslopes
Flower: dark purple, April to May before leaf flushing
Use: gardening
Ref. Acer amamiense T. Yamaz. (アマミカジカエデ)

Acer diabolicum in Japan

Acer1 Acer2 Acer3
[1-3] near Kintaro Rock between Togendai and Ubako, Hakone, central Honshu, on August 21 2021.