Striped Maple (Acer pensylvanicum)
[ Trees > Hardwoods > Maples . . . ] Forest Type: Various
by Michael Kuo
Habitat: Found in various forest types as an understory tree, often densely populating the understory of birch-hemlock forests.
Stature: 10-25 feet high (sometimes up to 40 feet in the Smoky Mountains); to 8 inches in diameter; when mature featuring a compact crown.
Leaves: 5-6 inches long; simple; with 3 lobes; smooth; doubly toothed; yellowish green above; paler below.
Bark: Thin; green at first, later reddish brown to grayish; conspicuously striped with whitish to green vertical stripes.
Fruit: A reddish brown "helicopter" under an inch long.
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Kuo, M. (2007, April). Striped maple (Acer pensylvanicum). Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trees/acer_pensylvanicum.html