Acer ginnala
Amur maple

Sapindaceae (soapberry family)
North-east Asia
Acer ginnala leaves and samaras. John Rawlings

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 2004) immediately to your right as you enter the greenbelt by the path at the end of Casanueva Place.

About this Entry: The main text of this entry is from the book Trees of Stanford and Environs, by Ronald Bracewell, published 2005. Family name updated from Aceraceae to Sapindaceae Oct 2017 (SP).