Accepted Species List for Acer

Male flowers of Acer ssp tschonoskii var tschonoskii .

Accepted Names in the Genus Acer

This work is the result of a joint effort of the members of the Maple Society Species Group, improved and corrected thanks to the input of several maple specialists and maple growers.

Needless to say, as soon as a names list is published, it becomes outdated. Moreover, taxonomy and the defining of groups is – in part – a subjective process: there will always be a discussion about this or that name. But most importantly, an accepted names list is finally available.

Of course we always remain open to comments and improvements to the list. This will never be a static document, so regular updates will be published whenever needed.

A copy of the list of accepted names is also available for download: List of most currently accepted names in the genus Acer.


Species Authority
Acer acuminatum Wallich ex D. Don (1825)
Acer acutum Fang (1932)
Acer albopurpurascens Hayata (1911)
Acer amamiense T. Yamaz (2000)
Acer amoenum (Carriere) Hara (1954)
Acer amoenum var. amoenum
Acer amoenum var. matsumurae Koidzumi (1911)
Acer amoenum var. nambuanum (Koidz) K. Ogata (1965)
Acer amplum Rehder in Sargent (1911)
Acer amplum subsp. amplum
Acer amplum subsp. bodinieri (H. Lev.) Y. S. Chen
Acer amplum subsp. catalpifolium (Rehder) Chen (2008)
Acer amplum subsp. tientaiense (C. K. Schneider) Y. S. Chen
Acer anhweiense Fang & Fang f. (1966)
Acer argutum Maximowicz (1867)
Acer barbinerve Maximowicz (1867)
Acer binzayedii Vargas-Rodriguez (2017)
Acer buergerianum Miquel (1865)
Acer buergerianum var. buergerianum
Acer buergerianum var. formosanum (Hayata) Murray & Lauener (1967)
Acer buergerianum var. horizontale Metcalf (1942)
Acer buergerianum var. jiujiangense Yu (1943)
Acer buergerianum var. kaiscianense Fang (1939)
Acer buergerianum var. yentangense Fang (1966)
Acer caesium Wallich ex Brandis (1874)
Acer caesium subsp. caesium
Acer caesium subsp. giraldii (Pax) Murray (1969)
Acer calcaratum Gagnepain (1948)
Acer campbellii Hooker & Thomson ex Hiern in Hooker f. (1875)
Acer campestre L. (1753)
Acer capillipes Maximowicz (1867)
Acer cappadocicum Gleditsch (1785)
Acer cappadocicum subsp. sinicum (Rehder) Handel-Mazzetti (1933)
Acer carpinifolium Siebold & Zuccarrini (1845)
Acer caudatum Wallich (1830)
Acer chiangdaoense Santisuk (1992)
Acer chienii Hu & Cheng (1948)
Acer chingii Hu (1930)
Acer chunii Fang (1937)
Acer chunii subsp. chunii
Acer chunii subsp. dimorphophyllum Fang (1979)
Acer circinatum Pursh (1814)
Acer cissifolium (Siebold & Zuccarini) K. Koch (1864)
Acer confertifolium Merrill & Metcalf (1937)
Acer cordatum Pax (1889)
Acer cordatum var. cordatum
Acer cordatum var. dimorphifolium (F.P Metcalf) Y.S.Chen (2008)
Acer coriaceifolium Leveille (1912)
Acer crassum Hi & Cheng (1948)
Acer crataegifolium Siebold & Zuccarrini (1845)
Acer davidii Franchet (1885)
Acer davidii subsp. davidii
Acer davidii subsp. grosseri (Pax) de Jong
Acer diabolicum Blume ex Koch (1864)
Acer distylum Siebold & Zuccarini (1845)
Acer divergens Koch ex Pax (1886)
Acer duplicatoserratum Hayata (1911)
Acer elegantulum Fang & Chiu (1979)
Acer erianthum Schwerin (1901)
Acer erythranthum Gagnepain (1948)
Acer fabri Hance (1884)
Acer fenzelianum Handel-Mazzetti (1933)
Acer flabellatum Rehder (1911)
Acer floridanum (Chapman) Pax (1886)
Acer forrestii Diels (1912)
Acer fulvescens Rehder in Sargent (1911)
Acer glabrum Torrey (1828)
Acer glabrum var. diffusum (Greene) F. Smiley (1921)
Acer glabrum var. douglasii (Hooker) Wesmael (1890)
Acer glabrum var. glabrum
Acer glabrum var. neomexicanum (Greene) Kearney & Peebles (1939)
Acer gracilifolium Fang & Fu (1981)
Acer granatense Boissier (1838)
Acer grandidentatum Nutt. in Torrey & Gray (1838)
Acer griseum (Franchet) Pax (1933)
Acer heldreichii Orphanides ex Boissier (1856)
Acer heldreichii subsp. heldreichii
Acer heldreichii subsp. trautvetteri (Medvedev) Murray (1982)
Acer henryi Pax (1889)
Acer heptaphlebium Gagnepain (1948)
Acer hilaense Hu & Cheng (1948)
Acer hookeri Miquel (1867)
Acer hyrcanum Fischer & Meyer (1837)
Acer hyrcanum subsp. hyrcanum
Acer hyrcanum subsp. intermedium (Pancic) Bornmuller (1894)
Acer hyrcanum subsp. keckianum (Pax) Yaltirik (1967)
Acer hyrcanum subsp. reginae-amaliae (Orphanides ex Boissier) Murray (1970)
Acer hyrcanum subsp. sphaerocarpum Yaltrick (1967)
Acer hyrcanum subsp. stevenii (Pojarkova) Murray (1969)
Acer hyrcanum subsp. tauricolum (Boissier & Balansa) Yaltirik (1967)
Acer insulare Makino (1910)
Acer iranicum Mohtashamian & Rastegar (2020)
Acer japonicum Thunberg ex Murray (1784)
Acer kawakamii Koidzumi (1911)
Acer komarovii Pojark in Komarov (1949)
Acer kungshanense Fang & Chang (1966)
Acer kuomeii Fang & Fang f. (1966)
Acer kwangnanense Hu & Cheng (1948)
Acer kweilinense Fang & Fang f. (1966)
Acer laevigatum Wallich (1830)
Acer laevigatum var. laevigatum
Acer laevigatum var. salweenense (W. W. Smith) J. M. Cowan ex Fang (1939)
Acer laurinum Hasskarl (1843)
Acer laxiflorum Pax in Engler (1902)
Acer leipoense Fang & Soong (1966)
Acer leucoderme Small (1895)
Acer lobelii Tenore (1819)
Acer longipes  Franchet ex Rehder (1905)
Acer lucidum Metcalf (1932)
Acer lungshengense Fang & Hu (1966)
Acer macrophyllum Pursh (1814)
Acer mandshuricum Maximowicz (1867)
Acer maximowiczianum Miquel (1867)
Acer maximowiczii Pax (1897)
Acer mazandaranicum H. Zare & Assadi (2008)
Acer metcalfii Rehder (1933)
Acer miaoshanicum Fang (1966)
Acer miaotaiense Tsoong (1954)
Acer micranthum Siebold & Zuccarini (1845)
Acer miyabei Maximowicz (1888)
Acer miyabei f. miyabei
Acer miyabei f. shibatai (Nakai) Hara (1951)
Acer monspessulanum L. (1753)
Acer monspessulanum subsp. assyriacum (Pojarkova) Rechinger f. (1969)
Acer monspessulanum subsp. cinerascens (Bossier) Yaltirik (1967)
Acer monspessulanum subsp. ibericum Yaltirick (1967)
Acer monspessulanum subsp. microphyllum (Bossier) Bornmuller (1914)
Acer monspessulanum subsp. monspessulanum
Acer monspessulanum subsp. oksalianum Yaltirick (1967)
Acer monspessulanum subsp. persicum (Pojarkova) Rechinger f. (1969)
Acer monspessulanum subsp. turcomanicum (Pojarkova) Murray (1969)
Acer morifolium Koidzumi (1914)
Acer negundo L. (1753)
Acer negundo var arizonicum Sargent (1919)
Acer negundo subsp. californicum (Torrey & Grey) Wesmael (1890)
Acer negundo subsp. mexicanum (DC.) Wesmael (1890)
Acer negundo subsp. negundo
Acer negundo var. texanum Pax (1886)
Acer nigrum (Michaux f.) Desmarais (1952)
Acer nipponicum Hara (1938)
Acer oblongum Wallich ex DC. (1824)
Acer oblongum var. itoanum (Hayata) Li (1952)
Acer oblongum var. oblongum
Acer oblongum var. omeiense Fang & Soong (1979)
Acer obtusifolium Sibthorp & Smith (1809)
Acer okamotoanum Nakai (1917)
Acer oligocarpum Fang & Hu (1979)
Acer oliverianum Pax (1889)
Acer opalus P. Miller (1768)
Acer opalus subsp. obtusatum (Willdenow) Gams (1925)
Acer opalus subsp. opalus
Acer osmastonii Gamble (1908)
Acer paihengii Fang (1966)
Acer palmatum Thunberg ex Murray (1784)
Acer pauciflorum Fang (1932)
Acer paxii Franchet (1886)
Acer pectinatum Wallich ex Nicholson (1881)
Acer pectinatum subsp. pectinatum
Acer pectinatum subsp. taronense (Handel-Mazzeti) Murray (1977)
Acer pensylvanicum L. (1753)
Acer pentaphyllum Diels (1931)
Acer pentapomicum Stewart ex Brandis (1874)
Acer pictum Thunberg ex Murray (1784)
Acer pictum subsp. dissectum (Wesm) H. Ohashi (1993)
Acer pictum subsp. dissectum f. connivens (G. Nicholson) H. Ohashi (1993)
Acer pictum subsp. dissectum f. piliferum (K. Ogata) H. Ohashi (1993)
Acer pictum subsp. glaucum (Koidz) H. Ohashi (1993)
Acer pictum subsp. macropterum (W.P.Fang) H. Ohashi (1993)
Acer pictum subsp. mayrii (Schwerin) H. Ohashi (1993)
Acer pictum subsp. mono (Maximowicz) H. Ohashi (1993)
Acer pictum subsp. pictum
Acer pictum subsp. pictum f. pulvigerum (K. Ogata) H. Ohashi (1993)
Acer pictum subsp. pubigerum (W.P.Fang) Y.S.Chen (2008)
Acer pictum subsp. savatieri (Pax) H. Ohashi (1993)
Acer pictum subsp. taishakuense (Ogata) H. Ohashi (1993)
Acer pilosum Maximowicz (1880)
Acer pilosum var. pilosum
Acer pilosum var. stenolobum (Rehder) Fang (1966)
Acer platanoides L. (1753)
Acer poliophyllum Fang & Wu (1979)
Acer pseudoplatanus L. (1753)
Acer pseudosieboldianum (Pax) Komarov (1904)
Acer pseudowilsonii Y. S. Chen (2010)
Acer pubinerve Rehder (1907)
Acer pubipalmatum Fang (1932)
Acer pubipetiolatum Hu & W.C. Cheng (1948)
Acer pubipetiolatum var. pingpienense Fang &Hu (1966)
Acer pubipetiolatum var. pubipetiolatum
Acer pycnanthum Koch (1864)
Acer rubescens Hayata (1911)
Acer rubrum L. (1753)
Acer rubrum var. drummondii (Nuttall) Sargent (1884)
Acer rubrum var. rubrum
Acer rufinerve Siebold & Zuccarini (1845)
Acer saccharinum L. (1753)
Acer saccharum subsp. ozarkense Murray (1978)
Acer saccharum subsp. saccharum Marshall (1785)
Acer saccharum subsp. saccharum var. rugelii (Pax) Rehder (1900)
Acer saccharum subsp. saccharum var. schneckii Rehder (1913)
Acer sempervirens L. (1767)
Acer serrulatum Hayata (1911)
Acer shenkanense Fang ex Fu (1981)
Acer shihweii Chun & Fang (1966)
Acer shirasawanum Koidzumi (1911)
Acer sieboldianum Miquel (1865)
Acer sikkimense Miquel (1867)
Acer sinense Pax, Hooker’s Icon. (1889)
Acer sino-oblongum Metcalf (1932)
Acer sinopurpurascens Cheng (1931)
Acer skutchii Rehder (1936)
Acer sosnowskyi Duloch (1948)
Acer spicatum Lamark (1786)
Acer stachyophyllum Hiern in J. Hooker (1875)
Acer stachyophyllum subsp. betulifolium (Maximowicz) de Jong, comb. & stat. nov. (1994)
Acer stachyophyllum subsp. stachyophyllum
Acer sterculiaceum Wallich (1830)
Acer sterculiaceum subsp. sterculiaceum
Acer sterculiaceum subsp. franchetii (Pax) Murray (1969)
Acer sutchuenense Franchet (1894)
Acer sycopseoides Chun (1932)
Acer takesimense Nakai (1918)
Acer tataricum L. (1753)
Acer tataricum subsp. aidzuense (Franchet) de Jong (1994)
Acer tataricum subsp. ginnala (Maximowicz) Wesmael (1890)
Acer tataricum subsp. semenovii (Regel & Herder) Murray (1982)
Acer tataricum subsp. tataricum
Acer tataricum subsp. theiferum (Fang) Chen & de Jong (2008)
Acer tegmentosum Maximowicz (1857)
Acer tenellum Pax (1889)
Acer tenellum var. septemlobum Fang & Soong (1979)
Acer tenellum var. tenellum
Acer tenuifolium (Koidzumi) Koidzumi (1916)
Acer thomsonii Miquel (1867)
Acer tibetense Fang (1939)
Acer tonkinense Lecompte (1912)
Acer triflorum Komarov (1901)
Acer truncatum Bunge (1833)
Acer tschonoskii Maximowicx (1886)
Acer tschonoskii var. australe Momotami (1962)
Acer tsinglingense Fang & C. C. Hsieh (1966)
Acer turkestanicum Pax in Engler (1902)
Acer tutcheri Duthie (1908)
Acer tutcheri var. shimadae Hayata (1911)
Acer tutcheri var. tutcheri
Acer ukurunduense Trautvetter & Meyer 1856
Acer undulatum Pojark (1976)
Acer velutinum Boissier (1846)
Acer velutinum var. vanvolxemii (Masters) Rehder (1938)
Acer velutinum var. velutinum
Acer wangchii Fang (1966)
Acer wardii W. W. Smith (1917)
Acer wilsonii Rehder in Sargent (1905)
Acer yangbiense Chen & Yang (2003)
Acer yinkunii Fang (1966)
Acer yui Fang (1934)
Updated March 2021