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Acer pectinatum Wallich ex Pax in Engler, Bot. Jahrb. 7: 249. 1886. A. caudatum Wallich forma pectinatum Hiern in Fl. Brit. India. 1: 695. 1875.

Andro-monoecious. Trees, 10 - 15 m tall; branches purplish brown. Leaves chartaceous, base deeply cordate, 6 - 14 x 6.5 - 15 cm, axils of nerves tufted hairy beneath, 3 - 5 lobed; lobes deltoid or ovate caudate, basal lobes small, often inconspiceous; petioles 6-10 cm long. Inflorescence racemose, terminal, appearing with leaves. Flowers 5-merous. Sepals purplish red. Petals whitish. Stamens 8, included. Ovary glabrous, stigma pubescent. Samaras glabrous; locules flat; wings horizontal, somewhat introrsely falcate, scarcely or not attenuate at the base.

Fl. & Fr. : May - Oct.

Distrib. India : Himalaya. Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Sikkim.

Nepal and S. W. China.

Notes. Chromosome number: n=13 (Mehra & Khosla in Taxon 18: 218. 1969).

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