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Acer macrophyllum  Pursh
Big leaf maple,  Bigleaf maple
Acer macrophyllum, a dicot, is a tree that is native to California, and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

Bloom Period
Genus: Acer

Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: streambanks, canyons

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Acer auritum
More information about  Acer macrophyllum
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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

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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Mar 30, 2020).