Named for the Amur River that runs between eastern Siberia and Manchuria, this small, cold-weather maple has small toothed leaves (often only 2 inches long), two rather small side lobes, 1-inch keys, small fragrant flowers, and good fall color. There are half a dozen (an inch in diameter in 2003) immediately to your right as you enter the greenbelt by the path at the end of Casanueva Place.
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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