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Maple/ カエデ
Maple/ カエデ

学名/ Scienetific name : Acer

英名/ English name : Maple

日本名/ Japanese name: カエデ 楓

日本名別名/ Alternative Japanese name: モミジ  紅葉

タイ語名/ Thai name: ต้นเมเปิ้ล T̂n me peîl

イタリア語名/Italian name: acero

原産地/ Original : Asia, with a number also aappearing in Europe, northern Africa, and North America


The maples have easily recognizable palmate leaves and distinctive winged fruits.Most species are deciduous, and many are renowned for their autumn leaf color. There are many species in Acer and it is said in at least 26 species are identified in Japan. In this section, trees belong to Acer are selected and some pictures identified species are shown in later.

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Japanese maple/ イロハモミジ

学名/ Botanical name : Acer palmatum

シノニム/ Synonym : Acer amoenum, Acer decompositum, Acer dissectum, Acer formosum, Acer friederici-guillelmii, Acer incisum, Acer jucundum, Acer ornatum, Acer pinnatifidum, Acer polymorphum, Acer pulverulentum, Acer ribesifolium, Acer roseomarginatum, Acer sanguineum, Acer septemlobum, Acer sessilifolium, Negundo sessilifolium, Acer matsumurae

English common name :  Japanese maple

Alternative English name: red emperor maple, palmate maple, smooth Japanese-maple

日本名 和名: イロハモミジ いろは紅葉

日本名別名: イロハカエデ(いろは楓)、タカオモミジ(高雄紅葉)

原産地/ Original : Japan, Korea, China, eastern Mongolia, southeast Russia.

日本では最もよく見られるカエデ属の種で、紅葉の代表種。本種より作られた園芸種も多く知られています。葉は長さ 3.5~6cm、幅 3~7cm で、掌状に深く 5~9裂します。和名は、この裂片を「いろはにほへと……」と数えたことに由来しています。オオモミジ、ヤマモミジに似ていますが、やや小ぶりで葉の周りが不規則な切れ込みになっています。

This species is the most popular of eyectaching red color as autumn foliage and many different cultivars of this maple have been selected and they are grown worldwide for their large variety of attractive forms, leaf shapes, and spectacular colors.[The leaves are 4–12 cm long and wide, palmately lobed with five, seven, or nine acutely pointed lobes.




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Acer amoenum/ オオモミジ

学名/ Botanical name : Acer amoenum 

シノニム/ Synonym : Acer palmatum subsp. Amoenum, Acer palmatum var. amoenum, Acer palmatum var. amoenum f. horona

English common name : Japanese maple (omomizi)

日本名 和名: オオモミジ 大紅葉 

日本名別名: ヒロハモミジ(広葉紅葉)

原産地/ Original : Japan, Korea, China, eastern Mongolia, southeast Russia


It resemble to Irohamomiji but little bit larger than it and has regular single serrations.


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Acer amoenum var. matsumurae/ ヤマモミジ

学名/ Botanical name : Acer amoenum var. matsumurae

シノニム/ Synonym : Acer palmatum var. matsumurae, Acer palmatum subsp. Matsumurae

English common name :  Japanese maple (yamamomiji)

日本名 和名: ヤマモミジ 山紅葉


It resemble to Irohamomiji but little bit larger than it and has irregular compound serrations.


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Painted maple/ イタヤカエデ

学名/ Botanical name : Acer pictum subsp. mono

English common name :  Painted maple

日本名 和名: イタヤカエデ  板屋楓

日本名別名: イタギ、ツタモミジ、トキワカエデ(常磐楓)

イタリア語名/Italian name: Acero dipinto

原産地/ Original : Japan, China, Korea, Mongolia and Eastern Russia


Leaves emerge with bronze tints in spring, mature to bright green by summer and turn attractive shades of yellow and orange in fall.



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Horned Maple/ カジカエデ

学名/ Botanical name : Acer diabolicum

シノニム/ Synonym : Acer diabolicum f. purpurascens, Acer diabolicum var. purpurascens, Acer purpurascens 

English common name :  Horned Maple

Alternative English name: Devil maple

日本名 和名: カジカエデ 梶楓

日本名別名: オニモミジ(鬼紅葉)

イタリア語名/Italian name: Acero Cornuto

原産地/ Original : central and southern Japan


The deciduous leaves have five lobes, and are from 10 to 12 centimetres in length and breadth.The middle lobe is larger and itself




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Sycamore/ セイヨウカジカエデ

学名/ Botanical name : Acer pseudoplantanus

シノニム/ Synonym : Acer abchasicum, Acer atropurpureum, Acer bohemicum, Acer dittrichii, Acer erythrocarpum, Acer euchlorum, Acer fieberi, Acer hybridum, Acer majus, Acer melliodorum, Acer montanum, Acer opizii Ortmann, Acer opulifolium, Acer procerum, Acer purpureum, Acer quinquelobum, Acer rafinesquianum, Acer villosum, Acer wondracekii, Acer worleei

English common name :  Sycamore

Alternative English name: sycamore maple

日本名 和名: セイヨウカジカエデ 西洋梶楓

日本名別名: シカモア、シカモアカエデ

タイ語名/ Thai name: เมเปิ้ลมะเดื่อ Me peî lma deụ̄̀x

イタリア語名/Italian name: acero sicomoro

原産地/ Original : Central Europe and Western Asia


The sycamore is a large, broadleaved deciduous tree that reaches 20–35 m tall at maturity. Their leaves are dark green in colour with a paler underside. Some cultivars have purple-tinged or yellowish leaves.




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Trident maple/ トウカエデ

学名/ Botanical name : Acer buergerianum

シノニム/ Synonym : Acer lingii, Acer subtrilobum, Acer trifidum, Acer trinerve, Acer ningpoense

English common name :  Trident maple

日本名 和名: トウカエデ 唐楓

イタリア語名/Italian name: Acero tridente

原産地/ Original : eastern China, Taiwan, and Japan


The leaves are in opposite pairs, hard, glossy dark green above, paler below, usually with three lobes. The bark of the tunck becomes rough according to growth.




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Vine-leafed maple/ ミツデカエデ

学名/ Botanical name : Acer cissifolium

English common name :  Vine-leafed maple

Alternative English name: vineleaf maple

日本名 和名: ミツデカエデ 三手楓

原産地/ Original : southern Hokkaidō south through Honshū and Shikoku to Kyūshū


The leaves are trifoliate, with a very slender red petiole up to 10 cm long; the three leaflets are 4–10 cm long and 2–4 cm broad, with 1–2 cm petiolules, and coarsely serrated margins.




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Amur maple/ ハウチワカエデ

学名/ Botanical name : Acer japonicum

シノニム/ Synonym : Acer sieboldianum

English common name :  Amur maple

Alternative English name: downy Japanese-maple, fullmoon maple

日本名 和名: ハウチワカエデ 羽団扇楓

日本名別名: メイゲツカエデ

イロハモミジより切れ込みが少なく全体が団扇に似ることから名づけられています。また少し小さい類似のコハウチワカエデ(小羽団扇楓:別名イタヤメイゲツ、キバナハウチワカエデ: Acer sieboldianum)もありますが、ここではまとめています。

The leaves are rounded, 7–15 cm in diameter with 9–13 (rarely 7) serrate lobes incised to half or less of the diameter of the leaf; they are downy at first with white hairs, the hairs mostly lost by late summer except on the veins




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Red maple/ アメリカハナノキ

学名/ Botanical name :  Acer rubrum

English common name :  Red maple

Alternative English name:  swamp maple, water maple, soft maple

日本名 和名: アメリカハナノキ 亜米利加花の木

日本名別名: アカカエデ(赤楓)ハナノキ(花の木)ベニカエデ(紅楓)

原産地/ Original : eastern and central North America


Its flowers, petioles, twigs and seeds are all red to varying degrees. It is best known for its brilliant deep scarlet foliage in autumn. It is used commercially on a small scale




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Nikko maple/ メグスリノキ

学名/ Botanical name : Acer maximowiczianum

シノニム/ Synonym : Acer nikoense

English common name :  Nikko maple

日本名 和名: メグスリノキ 目薬の木、目薬木

日本名別名: ミツバナ、ミツバハナ、長者の木、千里眼の木

原産地/ Original : Japan China


It is a trifoliate maple, related to such other species as threeflower maple. The bark has been used as medicine for eye.



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