Forest crops: Saccarino maple

Forest crops: Saccarino maple

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Classification, origin and diffusion

Division: Spermatophyta
Subdivision: Angiospermae
Class: Dicotyledones
Family: Aceraceae

Saccarino maple (or white maple, silver maple) is a plant native to Northwest America (Canada).

Saccarino maple leaf (photo

Saccarino Maple fruits (photo W. John Hayden)

General characteristics

Size, trunk and bark
Arboreal plant that can reach 30 meters in height. The trunk, short and gnarled, branches in a disordered way forming a large crown.
Leaves (up to 16 cm long) with 5 pointed lobes, in turn deeply curved or lobed. The lower page is silver and in autumn they take on a red color.
Reproductive structures
It is a monoecious plant with both unisexual and hermaphrodite flowers gathered in corymbose inflorescences, little evident because they lack petals; flowering in February-March before foliation. Double disamara fruit with slightly spread wings.


It is used as an ornamental plant with rapid growth. Maple syrup, used on pancakes, is obtained from the sap, obtained by cutting the bark.

Saccarino maple

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