Book of Mediterranean Trees, Shrubs and Climbers


Acer negundo  Box Elder
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 negundo   from the Sanskrit and Bengali word nirgundi, which was used as negundo in the naming of Vitex negundo and later for Acer negundo that has a leaf similar to that of Vitex negundo.
Properties tree
Acer negundo is a species of maple native to North America. Box elder, boxelder maple, ash-leaved maple, and maple ash are its most common names in the United States; in Britain and Ireland it is also known as ashleaf maple.
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