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Acer rubrum L.
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Acer rubrum, inflorescence - whole - female
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Acer rubrum, inflorescence - whole - female

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Andrenidae  Andrena arabis @ CUIC_ENT (3)

Andrena carlini @ CUIC_ENT (8)

Andrena forbesii @ CUIC_ENT (1)

Andrena frigida @ CUIC_ENT (2)

Andrena imitatrix @ CUIC_ENT (6)

Andrena milwaukeensis @ CUIC_ENT (1)

Andrena miserabilis @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Andrena nasonii @ CUIC_ENT (1)

Andrena rugosa @ CUIC_ENT (5)

Andrena sigmundi @ CUIC_ENT (1)
Aphididae  Drepanaphis acerifoliae @ CSUC_TCN (1)

Drepanaphis carolinensis @ NCSU_ENT (6)

Drepanaphis nigricans @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Drepanaphis parva @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Periphyllus lyropictus @ NCSU (1)

Prociphilus ( @ AMNH_PBI (1); NCSU (14)
Arthoniaceae  Arthonia caesia @ I_GBP (1)

Arthonia quintaria @ I_GBP (1)

Arthonia rubella @ I_GBP (1)

Arthothelium taediosum @ GAL (1)
Candelariaceae  Candelaria concolor @ GAL (1)
Cerococcidae  Cerococcus parrotti @ CSCA_TCN (1)
Chrysothricaceae  Chrysothrix xanthina @ GAL (1)

Chrysothrix @ GAL (1)
Cicadellidae  Empoasca ( @ AMNH_IZC (1)

Erasmoneura vulnerata @ III (1)

Eratoneura affinis @ III (1)

Eratoneura campora @ III (1)

Eratoneura delongi @ III (6)

Eratoneura forfex @ III (1)

Eratoneura gemina @ III (1)

Eratoneura gemoides @ III (5)

Eratoneura knighti @ III (1)

Eratoneura lata @ III (1)

Eratoneura lunata @ III (1)

Eratoneura macra @ III (2)

Eratoneura maga @ III (2)

Eratoneura morgani @ III (1)

Eratoneura richardsi @ III (3)

Eratoneura rotunda @ III (1)

Eratoneura sanctaerosae @ III (1)

Eratoneura teres @ III (1)

Eratoneura usitata @ III (2)

Erythridula hamata @ III (7)

Erythridula herberti @ III (1)

Erythridula ilicis @ III (1)

Erythridula parsonsi @ III (2)

Erythridula scytha @ III (1)

Erythridula unicuspidis @ III (1)

Erythroneura bistrata @ III (1)

Erythroneura delicata @ III (1)

Graphocephala coccinea @ MEMU_ENT (2)
Cicadidae  Magicicada @ AMNH_ENT (1)

Tibicen lyricen @ AMNH_IZC (1)
Cladoniaceae  Cladonia caespiticia @ GAL (1)
Coccidae  Mesolecanium nigrofasciatum @ CSCA_TCN (4)
Coccocarpiaceae  Coccocarpia palmicola @ GAL (1)
Collemataceae  Leptogium cyanescens @ GAL (1)
Cydnidae  Amnestus pusillus @ NCSU_ENT (2)
Derbidae  Cedusa @ MEMU_ENT (1)
Diaspididae  Diaspidiotus ancylus @ CSCA_TCN (3)

Melanaspis tenebricosa @ CSCA_TCN (7)
Fulgoridae  Poblicia fuliginosa @ NCSU_ENT (2)
Fuscideaceae  Maronea constans @ GAL (1)

Maronea polyphaea @ GAL (1)
Graphidaceae  Dyplolabia afzelii @ GAL (1)

Graphis insidiosa @ GAL (2)

Graphis lineola @ GAL (1)

Graphis scripta @ GAL (2)

Graphis striatula @ GAL (1)

Leiorreuma explicans @ I_GBP (2)

Phaeographis inusta @ GAL (1)

Phaeographis @ GAL (1)
Haematommataceae  Haematomma @ GAL (1)
Halictidae  Lasioglossum paradmirandum @ CUIC_ENT (4)
Lecanoraceae  Lecanora allophana @ GAL (1)

Lecanora hybocarpa @ GAL (4)

Lecanora subpallens @ GAL (5); I_GBP (2)

Lecanora thysanophora @ I_GBP (1)

Pyrrhospora russula @ GAL (1)

Pyrrhospora varians @ GAL (1)

Vainionora americana @ GAL (1)
Lobariaceae  Lobaria pulmonaria @ GAL (1)

Lobaria quercizans @ GAL (1)

Pseudocyphellaria aurata @ I_JP (16)

Sticta fragilinata @ GAL (1)
Megalosporaceae  Megalospora porphyritis @ GAL (1)
Membracidae  Palonica pyramidata @ CSUC_TCN (1)

Platycotis vittata @ NCSU (1)

Smilia fasciata @ NCSU (4)

Spissistilus festinus @ UDCC_TCN (1)
Miridae  Blepharidopterus provancheri @ AMNH_PBI (2)

Coccobaphes frontifer @ NCSU_ENT (2)

Corticoris signatus @ NCSU (28)

Dampierella schwartzi @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Gn_orthotylinigp1 sp_005 @ AMNH_PBI (2)

Gn_orthotylinigp13 sp_001 @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Gn_orthotylinigp28 sp_001 @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Gn_orthotylinigp28 sp_002 @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Gn_orthotylinigp34 sp_002 @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Gn_orthotylinigp9 sp_002 @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Goodeniaphila cassisi @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Halticus rugosus @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Microtechnites inesalti @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Neolygus semivittatus @ NCSU_ENT (9)

Neolygus vitticollis @ AMNH_IZC (1)

Orthotylus sp_ms_schuhi @ AMNH_PBI (2)

Phytocoris erectus @ NCSU_ENT (1)
Nephromataceae  Nephroma helveticum @ GAL (1)
Pannariaceae  Fuscopannaria leucosticta @ GAL (1)
Parmeliaceae  Allocetraria oakesiana @ GAL (2)

Anzia colpodes @ GAL (1)

Bulbothrix goebelii @ GAL (1)

Bulbothrix @ GAL (2)

Canoparmelia caroliniana @ GAL (3)

Cetrelia olivetorum @ GAL (1)

Flavoparmelia caperata @ GAL (3)

Hypotrachyna croceopustulata @ GAL (1)

Hypotrachyna livida @ GAL (3)

Hypotrachyna pustulifera @ GAL (1)

Hypotrachyna showmanii @ GAL (1)

Myelochroa aurulenta @ GAL (1); I_GBP (1)

Parmelia squarrosa @ GAL (4)

Parmelinopsis horrescens @ GAL (2)

Parmelinopsis minarum @ GAL (1)

Parmotrema cetratum @ GAL (1)

Parmotrema perforatum @ GAL (1)

Parmotrema reticulatum @ GAL (5)

Parmotrema subisidiosum @ GAL (2)

Parmotrema submarginale @ GAL (1)

Protoparmelia isidiata @ GAL (2)

Punctelia rudecta @ GAL (6); I_GBP (1)

Punctelia subrudecta @ GAL (2)

Usnea ceratina @ GAL (1)

Usnea cornuta @ GAL (1)

Usnea rubicunda @ GAL (1)

Usnea strigosa @ GAL (2)
Peltigeraceae  Peltigera elisabethae @ GAL (1)
Pentatomidae  Brochymena arborea @ NCSU (1)
Pertusariaceae  Pertusaria amara @ GAL (1)

Pertusaria copiosa @ GAL (1)

Pertusaria epixantha @ GAL (1); I_GBP (1)

Pertusaria multipunctoides @ GAL (5)

Pertusaria ostiolata @ GAL (1)

Pertusaria paratuberculifera @ GAL (1); I_GBP (1)

Pertusaria pustulata @ GAL (1)

Pertusaria sinusmexicani @ GAL (1)

Pertusaria subpertusa @ GAL (3); I_GBP (1)

Pertusaria tetrathalamia @ GAL (2)

Pertusaria texana @ GAL (3)

Pertusaria trachythallina @ GAL (1)

Pertusaria xanthodes @ I_GBP (1)

Pertusaria @ GAL (2)
Physciaceae  Buellia curtisii @ GAL (2)

Buellia stillingiana @ GAL (5)

Heterodermia obscurata @ GAL (2)

Heterodermia speciosa @ I_JP (6)

Heterodermia squamulosa @ GAL (1)

Phaeophyscia rubropulchra @ GAL (4)

Physcia americana @ GAL (1); I_JP (6)

Physcia millegrana @ GAL (3)

Pyxine sorediata @ GAL (2)

Pyxine subcinerea @ GAL (1)

Rinodina maculans @ GAL (1)
Pilocarpaceae  Byssoloma meadii @ GAL (1)
Porinaceae  Porina heterospora @ GAL (1)

Pseudosagedia cestrensis @ GAL (1)
Pyrenulaceae  Pyrenula leucostoma @ GAL (2)

Pyrenula mucosa @ GAL (1)

Pyrenula pseudobufonia @ GAL (1)
Ramalinaceae  Bacidia schweinitzii @ GAL (2)

Phyllopsora confusa @ GAL (1); I_GBP (1)

Ramalina americana @ GAL (1)
Reduviidae  Arilus cristatus @ UDCC_TCN (1)

Phymata @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Sinea @ AMNH_PBI (1)
Roccellaceae  Opegrapha vulgata @ GAL (1)
Sarrameanaceae  Loxospora pustulata @ GAL (6); I_JP (6)
Scutelleridae  Stethaulax marmoratus @ UDCC_TCN (1)
Stereocaulaceae  Lepraria @ GAL (1)
Teloschistaceae  Caloplaca camptidia @ GAL (1)

Caloplaca cerina? @ GAL (1)
Thelotremataceae  Nadvornikia sorediata @ I_GBP (1)

Ocellularia sandfordiana @ GAL (1)
Trypetheliaceae  Bathelium carolinianum @ GAL (3); I_GBP (1); I_JP (6)

Trypethelium tropicum @ GAL (1)

Trypethelium virens @ GAL (1)
_  Gn_ms_naranjakotta sp_ms_watheroo @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Minutoexcipula tuckerae* @ GAL (1)

Peterusaria multipunctoides @ GAL (1)

ecol3070 027 @ I_EHJP (1)

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Acer rubrum  L. - Red Maple

Acer rubrum plant

Family - Aceraceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Leaves - Opposite, petiolate, palmately lobed, very variable in shape and pubescence, light green-blue abaxially, dull green adaxially, to +10cm long and broad. Petioles typically with some red, glabrous to pubescent, to +10cm long.

Acer rubrum leaves

Inflorescence - Staminate and pistillate flowers appearing on different plants (dioecious).

Acer rubrum staminate inflorescence Staminate inflorescence.

Acer rubrum pistillate inflorescence Pistillate inflorescence.

Flowers - No info. yet.

Acer rubrum staminate flowers Staminate flowers.

Acer rubrum pistillate flowers Pistillate flower.

Flowering - March - April.

Habitat - Dry to wet woods, thickets, disturbed areas.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This tree can be found in the southeastern half of Missouri. The plant is easily to recognize because of its three lobed leaves and red flowers (in the spring). Having said that, this is a very variable plant in leaf shape and pubescence. Steyermark separated the plant into many varieties and forms based on these characters and habitat. I certainly will not go into those here. The general leaf shape is shown above in the picture. The leaves can have lobes of different lengths and variously toothed margins. All the leaves will, however, have V-shaped sinuses between the lobes.
The wood from this species is not as commonly used in furniture making as that of other maples but is still used for flooring, veneer, and, of all things, clothes pins.
Natives used the bark of the tree for ailments such as coughs and diarrhea, as well as a blood purifier. The sap from this tree will yield syrup, but it is not as good as that of the Sugar Maple, Acer saccharum Marsh .

Photographs taken in Brown Summit, NC., 3-13-03, and in Vale, NC., 3-15-03.


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Acer rubrum L.
red maple

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General Information
Symbol: ACRU
Group: Dicot
Family: Aceraceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Tree
Native Status : CAN   N
L48   N
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Symbol Scientific Name
ACBA2 Acer barbatum Michx. p.p.


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Sapindales
Family Aceraceae – Maple family
Genus Acer L. – maple
Species Acer rubrum L. – red maple

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 3 subspecies of Acer rubrum . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Acer rubrum</i>
L. var. <i>
(Hook. & Arn. ex Nutt.) Sarg.
Acer rubrum var. drummondii
Drummond's maple Distribution of <i>
Acer rubrum</i>
L. var. <i>
rubrum </i>
Acer rubrum var. rubrum
red maple Distribution of <i>
Acer rubrum</i>
L. var. <i>
Torr. & A. Gray ex K. Koch
Acer rubrum var. trilobum
red maple

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U.S. Weed Information
Acer rubrum red maple This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
N'EAST Uva, R.H., J.C. Neal,and J.M. DiTomaso. 1997. Weeds of the Northeast . Cornell University Press. Ithaca, New York.

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

North America
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FAC
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FAC
Great Plains FAC
Midwest FAC
Northcentral & Northeast FAC
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FAC

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