- Flower nameAcer maximowiczianum
- Scientific nameAcer maximowiczianum
- Alias目薬の木, Acer maximowiczianum, チョウジャノキ, センリガンノキ, Nikko maple
- Place of originJapan
- Place of floweringLow mountains
- Flowering seasonMay
What is Acer maximowiczianum
Acer maximowiczianum , Nikko maple or megusuri-no-ki (ame: Acer maximowiczianum) is a deciduous tree native to Japan and belongs to the family Sapindaceae. It grows naturally in mountain valleys and slopes in Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu. It is a trifoliate maple with dark gray to black bark. Since ancient times, the bark and twigs have been decocted and used as eye drops.
Common name: Acer maximowiczianum, scientific name: Acer maximowiczianum, aka: Nikko maple, trifoliate maple, Height: 10-20 m; dioecious; leaf shape: 3 leaflets; leaf length: 5-13 cm; inflorescence shape: Umbel; flower color: light yellow; flowering season: May.