6 responses to “Acer palmatum Amoenum Group”

  1. Elizabeth Revell

    I wonder whether the subtlety of the bright cloudy sky isn’t even a better light to emphasise the delicacy of colouring in these leaves.

  2. Bonnie

    Gorgeous!

  3. michael aman

    This late autumn seems to have been filled with minor miracles of light and color, gorgeous colors still persisting into the middle of November. The Korean dogwood near the driveway has leaves that are intensely yellow-orange rimmed with even deeper orange-red. The Japanese maples around my porch, some resembling your photo, others lacy or fringed or deeply lobed, are all shades of yellow and orange. They all seem able to absorb the feeble light of a gray day and throw it into the house. Sometimes I pass into a room and think I’ve left the lights on, it is that bright. And my gingko? What a flamboyant yellow fan dancer he has been!

  4. Ray

    Whatever happened to the Aceraceae family?
    BTW, I agree with Elizabeth and Bonnie.

  5. Daniel Mosquin

    We follow the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group’s classification system in the Garden. In APG, Aceraceae has been subsumed into Sapindaceae (and this has been the case for at least a decade now). However, a 2010 paper argues that Aceraceae should be resurrected, see: Buerki et al. Phylogeny and circumscription of Sapindaceae revisited: molecular sequence data, morphology and biogeography support recognition of a new family, Xanthoceraceae (from Plant Ecology and Evolution).

    I suppose we’ll see in the next major revision of the APG whether Buerki’s assertions are integrated.

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