The Acer Pensylvanicum
is commonly known as Goosefoot Maple
, Striped Maple
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Striped maple is widely distributed over the northeastern quarter of the
United States and adjacent southeastern Canada. Its natural range
extends from Nova Scotia and the Gaspe Peninsula of Quebec west to
southern Ontario, Michigan, and eastern Minnesota; south to northeastern
Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, and in the Appalachian Mountains to
northern Georgia [6
The currently accepted scientific name for striped maple is Acer
pensylvanicum L. [14
]. There are no recognized subspecies, varieties,
Striped maple is a common but minor understory forest component. It
appears as an understory species in boreal mixed woodland, and in
spruce-fir and hardwood types in northern forest regions.
The most common understory associates of striped maple include
hobblebush (Viburnum alnifolium), Canada yew (Taxus canadensis),
mountain maple (Acer spicatum), oxalis (Oxalis spp.), eastern
hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana), American hornbeam (Carpinus
caroliniana), serviceberry (Amelanchier spp.), hawthorn (Crataegus
spp.), and pawpaw (Asimina triloba) [6,17,25].
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Much of the information presented here is attributed to:
Coladonato, Milo. 1993. Acer pensylvanicum. In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online].
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service,
Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). Available at USDA Forest Service.