Book of Mediterranean Trees, Shrubs and Climbers


Acer monspessulanum  Montpellier Maple
Family Sapindaceae
Genus Acer  [A-ser]  Classical L. name, possibly from L. acer, hard or sharp, the wood once having been used for writing tablets.(1)
Species monspessulanum   
Properties tree,shrub deciduous
Acer monspessulanum (Montpellier maple) is a species of maple native to the Mediterranean region from Morocco and Portugal in the west, to Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, and Israel in the east, and north to the Jura Mountains in France and the Eifel in Germany.
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