Miyabe maple Aceraceae Acer miyabei
Leaf:Opposite, simple and palmately veined, 3 to 5 inches long and slightly wider, 3 to 5 lobed, with rounded teeth, entire margins, deep sinuses, exudes milky white sap from the petiole when detached, slightly cordate at the base, green above, lighter below.
Flower:Yellow to green, small, clustered, hanging from a long (2 to 3 inch) stem, appearing in early spring with the leaves.
Fruit:Double samaras with wings at 180 degrees, each 1/2 to 1 inch long, the seed cavity densely pubescent.
Twig:Slender and shiny, reddish brown, terminal buds sharp pointed, reddish brown and fuzzy.
Bark:Gray-brown to red-brown and corky when young, becoming broken and fissured, much later becoming scaly with a fluted trunk.
Form:A small to medium size tree with an oval crown, overall graceful at maturity.