Acer oliverianum
Acer oliverianum kz1.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Sapindaceae
Genus: Acer
Section: Acer sect. Palmata
Series: Acer ser. Palmata
A. oliverianum
Binomial name
Acer oliverianum
Pax 1889

Acer serrulatum Hayata

Acer oliverianum, common names Oliver's maple and Oliver maple, is broadleaf deciduous tree. It is a species of maple.[1][3]


Acer oliverianum has a smooth bark that is jade green in colour, with fine white waxy stripes. It grows up to 20 meters wilderness areas of Taiwan but usually only grows to 5 to 8 meters when cultivated.[1] It has more or less horizontal branches, and looks similar to Acer palmatum the Japanese Maple.

The leaves are opposite and simple being 6 to 10 cm across, with base truncate or cordate. The leaves are 5-lobed and palmate. The lobes are ovate, the middle lobe having 5 to 8 pairs of lateral veins with minor veins finely reticulate.[4]

Flowers are whitish with five purplish sepal . They have five white petals and eight stamen that are longer than the petals.[4]

The fruit are glabrous ranging from 2.5 to 3 cm long that spread at a wide angle.[4]


Acer oliverianum is found in forests and valleys at elevations of 1000 to 2000 metres. It has been found only in Taiwan and China,[1] in the Provinces of Anhui, Fujian, southern Gansu, Guizhou, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, and Zhejiang.[4]



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