Acer griseum
paperbark maple

Sapindaceae (soapberry family)
China
Acer griseum leaves and samara. John Rawlings

Attractive flaking cinnamon bark, leaves with three leaflets, green above, silvery below, with some coarse teeth. Four specimens have been transplanted into the Mausoleum lawn.

In December 2010, four specimens were planted at each of the four entrances of the inner courtyard of Crothers Hall. Fruit and leaves were still present on the trees.

Name derivation: Acer – Latin for maple; griseum – gray (lower leaf surface).

About this Entry: The main text of this entry is from the book Trees of Stanford and Environs, by Ronald Bracewell, published 2005. Crothers location added Dec 2010 (John Rawlings). Family name updated from Aceraceae to Sapindaceae Oct 2017 (SP).