Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Syrian Maple - Acer obtusifolium Sm. - Σφένδαμνος, Σφένταμνος

Acer obtusifolium, common name the Syrian Maple is a Middle-eastern species of maple.
Acer obtusifolium is an evergreen maple that forms a shrub, but can also be grown into a tree to a height of about 16 feet. It has leathery foliage varying from unlobed to tri-lobed. The leaves are normally gray-green
This species is found from eastern Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Cyprus, and in Israel in Hermon and Galilee. It grows along coastal mountains.

Photos Orkonta  9/12/2015 by George Konstantinou

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