Taxon  Report   59 
Acer macrophyllum  Pursh
Big leaf maple,  Bigleaf maple
Acer macrophyllum
© 2010 Christopher L. Christie
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Acer macrophyllum
© 2008 Keir Morse
Acer macrophyllum
© 2010 Ryan Gilmore
Acer macrophyllum, a dicot, is a tree that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Acer macrophyllum
© 2008 Abe G. Doherty
Genus: Acer
Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian
Habitat: streambanks, canyons [Walker]
Wetlands:Equally likely to occur in wetlands or non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Toxicity: DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Acer macrophyllum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
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The Biogeography of Bigleaf Maple:  Alicia Mariscal, SFSU. Fossil records reveal that the bigleaf maple is a descendant to the associates of the Miocene floras of the central Great Basin

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 24, 2016).

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