(First upload on October 26 2008. Last on May 25 2016) [ 日本語 | English ]

Acer japonicum Thunberg

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

Acer L. (カエデ)
Hauchiwakaede (ハウチワカエデ, 葉団扇楓), downy Japanese maple, or Fullmoon maple)
Lifeform: deciduous shrub/tree
Distribution: Eastern Asia (southern Koreaa - Japan)
Habitat: mountainous zones

Field training on integrated environmental research (統合環境調査法実習) (fauna and flora 種リスト)
HUSTEP: Plants and Plant communities in Japan (flora list)
Flora on Mount Koma

Flower: showy pink, smooth anther
Leaf: 7-12 cm in width, stalk length ≈ 1/2-1/4 of blade length

Acer japonicum in Hokkaido

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[1] a transplant in front of GSEES on April 26 2016. [2] a sapling regenerated naturally in Hokkaido University Campus (N11/W5) on October 19 2008. [3] in front of GSEES on June 8 2010. [4] at the coast of Pekeretto Swamp, Sapporo, on June 26 2010. [5/6] at a riverside for field training on integrated environmetns near Usujiri, southern Hokkaido, on June 16 2015. Records: along Fureai Course in Nopporo Forest Park on July 17 2021. In West Tomioka Park (富丘西公園) on May 21 2022.



Branches sketched on May 9 1983, a leaf, male flower, and seed on June 22 1983.