Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Acer grandidentatum Nuttall
(Bigtooth Maple, Canyon Maple)

Family: Sapindaceae, formerly Aceraceae

Status: Native

By var., see Allred

Acer grandidentatum likes mountain creeksides and canyons. The leaves of Acer grandidentatum are never compound or finely serrated. Young twigs are not bright red, but brown or gray.
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Acer grandidentatum, photo Russ Kleinman and Shawn White, Mogollon Mtns., South Fork of Whitewater Creek, Oct. 27, 2007

Acer grandidentatum, detail of leaf, flower & samara, photo Russ Kleinman, Richard Felger, Sarah Johnson & Kevin Keith, Apache Box one mile south of GNF border, April 24, 2009

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