Taxon: Acer saccharum Marshall subsp. nigrum (F. Michx.) Desmarais

Genus: Acer
Section: Acer
Family: Sapindaceae
Subfamily: Hippocastanoideae
Tribe: Acereae
Nomen number: 314801
Place of publication: Brittonia 7:382. 1952
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 07-Jul-1997 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 26-Mar-1999
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Maples)
  • Environmental: shade/shelter (fide AH 519, as A. nigrum)
  • Human food: sugar (for making maple syrup fide Maples; Food Feed Crops US)
  • Materials: wood (fide AH 519, as A. nigrum)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada Ontario, Quebec
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States Connecticut, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont, West Virginia
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States Arkansas, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia

  • Cultivated


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Gelderen, D. M. van et al. Maples of the world. 1994 (Maples)
  • Little, E. L., Jr. Important forest trees of the United States. 1978 (AH 519)
  • Little, E. L., Jr. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541. 1979 (Trees US)
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  • Meyer, F. G. et al. A catalog of cultivated woody plants of the southeastern United States. 1994 (L CultWPl SE US)
  • Murray, A. E. A monograph of the Aceraceae. Ph.D. diss., Pennsylvania State Univ. 1970 (Monog Acer)
  • Ohio Flora Committee (E. L. Braun, T. S. Cooperrider, T. R. Fisher, J. J. Furlow) The vascular flora of Ohio. (F Ohio)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Voss, E. Michigan flora. (F Mich)


Check other web resources for Acer saccharum Marshall subsp. nigrum (F. Michx.) Desmarais :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.