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The genus of trees and shrubs commonly known as Maple, from the Latin word ācer meaning sharp. There are approximately 128 different species.
There are thousands of different varieties/cultivars worldwide. Acers are popular deciduous specimens for bonsai being very "showy" trees both in the spring and autumn. The most popular are the red varieties of the Palmatum species, Deshojo being one that is widely available.
See seperate entries for the most popular bonsai species: Acer Buergerianum (Trident Maple), Acer Campestre (Field Maple), Acer Platanoides (Norway Maple), Acer Palmatum also known as Maple - Japanese (Acer Palmatum).
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