Acer obtusifolium, Acer syriacum, Syrian Maple,
Hebrew: אדר סורי, Arabic: القيقب العريض الأوراق

Scientific name:  Acer obtusifolium Sm.
Synonym name:  Acer syriacum Boiss. et Schweinf
English name:  Syrian Maple
Hebrew/שם עברי:  אדר סורי
Arabic/الاسم العربي:  القيقب العريض الأوراق
Español:  Arce sirio
中文-Chinese:  台湾三角槭
Family:  Aceraceae, אדריים

Flowers of Israel - Acer obtusifolium, Acer syriacum, Syrian Maple,القيقب العريض الأوراق,אדר סורי

Life form:  Phanerophyte, tree
Leaves:  Opposite, entire
Flowers:  Green
Flowering Period:  March, April, May
Habitat:  Mediterranean maquis and forest
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype, טיפוס התפוצה:   Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Perennating

Acer obtusifolium, Acer syriacum, Syrian Maple,אדר סורי

Derivation of the botanical name:
Acer, "sharp, irritating, pungent", in reference to the hardness of the wood, which the Romans used for spear shafts; the Latin name for the Maple tree; Akkadian arku "long, tall".
obtusifolium, obtusus, "blunt, dull, obtuse", folium, "leaf"; blunt leaved.
syriacum, Syrian.
The Hebrew word: אדר, adar; Aramaic: אדרא, adra, perhaps related to Greek kedros(= Acer).
  • The standard author abbreviation Sm. is used to indicate James Edward Smith (1759–1828), an English botanist and founder of the Linnean Society.
  • The standard author abbreviation Boiss. is used to indicate Pierre Edmond Boissier (1810–1885), a Swiss botanist, explorer and mathematician.
  • The standard author abbreviation Gaill. is used to indicate Charles Gaillardot (1814 - 1883), a French surgeon and botanist.

Acer obtusifolium, Acer syriacum, Syrian Maple,אדר סורי, القيقب العريض الأوراق