- Flower nameAcer miyabei
- Scientific nameAcer miyabei
- Alias黒皮板屋, ミヤベイタヤ, Acer miyabei, 宮部板屋
- Place of originendemic to Japan
- Place of floweringLow mountains
- Flowering seasonApril, May, June
- Language of flowersreserve
What is Acer miyabei
Acer miyabei, Kuribi-itaya ( Scientific name: Acer miyabei,) is a deciduous tree in the family Sapindaceae, which is endemic to Japan. It grows wild in the mountains from Hokkaido to the northern Tohoku region. The bark is grayish brown and peels off. The leaves are five-leafed and palm-like, like the prototype of the frog hand from which the name maple is derived. The leaf margins are rounded and serrated. The new leaves are green and turn yellow in the fall. It is a dioecious plant that produces both hermaphroditic and male flowers. The flowers are yellow. The flower name is similar to Itaya maple, but its name comes from its black bark. It was discovered by Dr. Kingo Miyabe in 1884 in the Hidaka area, so the species name is "miyabei".
Generic name: Acer miyabei, Scientific name: Acer miyabei, Tree height: 10 to 20 m, Petiole: symbiotic, Radiophilic 5-fold, Hermaphroditism, Inflorescence: corymb, Flower diameter: 3 cm, Flowering period: April to June, Autumn leaves: October to December, Fruit type: two winged fruits (one pair of winged fruits), Wind vectors, Wind vectors: October to November, Remarks: Endangered species.