Acer rubrum
red maple

Sapindaceae (soapberry family)
Eastern Canada, United States
Acer rubrum leaf and samara. From: Howard E. McMinn & Evelyn Maino, An Illustrated Manual of Pacific Coast Trees

See six specimens of ‘Armstrong’ growing west of the entrance to the Beckman Center. A 40-foot red maple is at 474 Churchill Avenue, Palo Alto.

Name derivation: Acer – Latin for maple; rubrum – red (autumn color).

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).