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Acer nigrum Michx. f.
BLACK MAPLE
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Acer nigrum, whole tree or vine - general
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Acer nigrum, whole tree or vine - general

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Acer nigrum, whole tree or vine - view up trunk
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Acer nigrum, bark - of a large tree
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Acer nigrum, bark - of a large tree

Acer nigrum, bark - of a large tree
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Acer nigrum, bark - of a large tree
Acer nigrum, leaf - showing orientation on twig
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Acer nigrum, leaf - showing orientation on twig

Acer nigrum, leaf - showing orientation on twig
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Acer nigrum, leaf - showing orientation on twig
Acer nigrum, fruit - as borne on the plant
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Acer nigrum, fruit - as borne on the plant

Acer nigrum, fruit - lateral or general close-up
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Acer nigrum, fruit - lateral or general close-up
Acer nigrum, leaf - unspecified
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Acer nigrum, leaf - unspecified

Acer nigrum, leaf - whole upper surface
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Acer nigrum, leaf - whole upper surface
Acer nigrum, leaf - margin of upper + lower surface
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Acer nigrum, leaf - margin of upper + lower surface

Acer nigrum, twig - close-up winter terminal bud
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Acer nigrum, twig - close-up winter terminal bud
Acer nigrum, leaf - whole upper surface
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Acer nigrum, leaf - whole upper surface

Acer nigrum, inflorescence - whole - unspecified
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Acer nigrum, inflorescence - whole - unspecified
Acer nigrum, inflorescence - lateral view of flower
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Acer nigrum, inflorescence - lateral view of flower

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Cicadellidae  Eratoneura campora @ III (1)

Eratoneura knighti @ III (1)

Eratoneura restricta @ III (1)

Eratoneura trautmanae @ III (3)
Dermateaceae  Gloeosporium saccharinum @ BPI (1)

Pezicula acericola @ BPI (1)

Pezicula carnea @ BPI (3)
Diaporthaceae  Diaporthe ontariensis @ BPI (5)
Diatrypaceae  Diatrype stigma @ BPI (1)
Hericiaceae  Hericium ramosum @ BPI (1)
Massariaceae  Massaria vomitoria @ BPI (2)
Nectriaceae  Calonectria atkinsonii @ BPI (2)

Calonectria chlorinella @ BPI (2)
Pleomassariaceae  Stegonsporium acerinum @ BPI (1)
Polyporaceae  Polyporus frondosus @ BPI (1)

Polyporus fuscus @ BPI (1)

Polyporus resinosus @ BPI (1)
Rhytismataceae  Rhytisma acerinum @ BPI (1)

Rhytisma punctatum @ BPI (9)
Stereaceae  Laxitextum roseocarneum @ BPI (1)
Taphrinaceae  Taphrina sacchari @ BPI (4)
_  Valsaria exasperans @ BPI (3)

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Trees of Wisconsin

Acer nigrum f. Michx.
black maple
Family: Aceraceae
twig
tree leaf leaf stipule   twig bark
 

Some authors consider Acer nigrum to be a subspecies of Acer saccharum rather than a separate species. The key characters of Acer nigrum used to separate the two species are the prominent stipules at the base of the petiole (these may fall off later in the growing season), pubescent petiole and undersurfaces of the leaves, and a tendency of fresh leaves to droop at the edges. The petiole bases also tend to be larger than in Acer saccharum , the sinus at the base of the leaf tends to be somewhat "closed" (the lobes overlapping), and the bark is reported to be darker, although this character is not obvious in the trees I have seen in Wisconsin. This is often not a clear taxon in Wisconsin, but some local populations matching the above criteria can be found. The photos above are from individuals found in Brown County.

The range of Acer nigrum in North America is similar to that of Acer saccharum , but it extends a little farther west than A. saccharum and not as far east and north. In Wisconsin it is most common in the southwestern counties, but there are reports from throughout the state. Botanists may contribute to our knowledge of this species by taking good vouchers to help clarify the variability and range.



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Acer nigrum Michx. f.
black maple

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General Information
Symbol: ACNI5
Group: Dicot
Family: Aceraceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Tree
Native Status : CAN   N
L48   N
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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
ACNIP Acer nigrum Michx. f. var. palmeri Sarg.
ACSAN Acer saccharum Marshall ssp. nigrum (Michx. f.) Desmarais
ACSAN2 Acer saccharum Marshall var. nigrum (Michx. f.) Britton
ACSAV Acer saccharum Marshall var. viride (Schmidt) A.E. Murray
SANI9 Saccharodendron nigrum (Michx. f.) Small

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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 nigrum Michx. f. – black maple

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Connecticut black maple Special Concern
Massachusetts black maple Special Concern
New Hampshire black maple Threatened

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North America
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain UPL
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACU
Midwest FACU
Northcentral & Northeast FACU

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Acer nigrum
Acer nigrum
Black Maple In Fall Foliage
ID: 0000 0000 1104 0614 [detail]
© 2004 Joseph Dougherty/ecology.org

Acer nigrum
Acer nigrum
Black Maple In Fall Foliage
ID: 0000 0000 1104 0615 [detail]
© 2004 Joseph Dougherty/ecology.org

Acer nigrum
Acer nigrum
Black Maple In Fall Foliage
ID: 0000 0000 1104 0616 [detail]
© 2004 Joseph Dougherty/ecology.org

Acer nigrum
Acer nigrum
Black Maple
ID: 0000 0000 0105 0372 [detail]
© 2005 Joseph Dougherty/ecology.org

Acer nigrum
Acer nigrum
ID: 0000 0000 0410 1435 [detail]
© 2010 Louis-M. Landry

Acer nigrum
Acer nigrum
ID: 0000 0000 0410 1447 [detail]
© 2010 Louis-M. Landry

Acer nigrum
Acer nigrum
ID: 0000 0000 0410 1450 [detail]
© 2010 Louis-M. Landry

Acer nigrum
Acer nigrum
ID: 0000 0000 0410 1451 [detail]
© 2010 Louis-M. Landry

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