Acer palmatum or Japanese maple is a deciduous shrub or small tree reaching heights of 6 to 10 m, rarely 16 metres, reaching a mature width of 4.5 to 10 metres often growing as an understory plant in shady woodlands. The leaves are 4–12 cm long and wide, palmately lobed with five, seven, or nine acutely pointed lobes. The flowers are produced in small cymes, the individual flowers with five red or purple sepals and five whitish petals. The fruit is a pair of winged samaras, each samara 2–3 cm long with a 6–8 mm seed. The seeds of Acer palmatum and similar species require stratification in order to germinate.
54.00 Location C5 Latitude: -38.4020040000000 Longitude: 146.052511000000