Acer circinatum. VINE MAPLE. Sierra Nevada, Pacific Northwest to Alaska
Sapindaceae (Aceraceae)

A small tree with large, many-lobed leaves, and having a clambering habit under forest conditions or when cultivated in shady places, where its fall color and red keys with widely spread wings (about 1½ inches long) are valued for their lively effect. Native around Stanford Sierra Camp. There are two old plants growing on the east side of the Carnegie Institute main building.

Illustration: McMinn, Howard E. and Evelyn Maino. 1951. An illustrated manual of Pacific coast trees; with lists of trees recommended for various uses on the Pacific coast by H. W. Shepherd. 2d ed. Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press.

Other campus maples: Acer buergeranum | Acer campestre | Acer circinatum | Acer ginnala | Acer griseum | Acer macrophyllum | Acer negundo | Acer notes | Acer palmatum | Acer platanoides | Acer pseudoplatanus | Acer rubrum | Acer saccharinum

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Related material: Canopy Trees for Palo Alto Tree Library | treatment in Jepson Manual

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