Acer sikkimense Miq., Arch. Néerl. Sci. Exact. Nat. 2: 481 1867. (syn: Acer griffithii Hort.; Acer hookeri Miq.; Acer hookeri var. orbiculare W.P.Fang & Y.T.Wu; Acer medogense T. Z. Hsu & Z. K. Zhou; Acer sikkimense subsp. hookeri (Miq.) Wesm.; Acer sikkimense f. rufinerve A.E.Murray) ?;
Nepal, N-India (West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Darjeeling), Bhutan, Sikkim, S-Tibet, Myanmar [Burma] (Kachin) as per Catalogue of Life;
Unidentified plant from Eaglenest, Arunachal Pradesh : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Please identify this vine photographed on 20 April 2012, Near Alubari, Eaglenest, Arunachal Pradesh, India By Mr Purnendu Roy,
Habitat ;- about 1300-1400 asl, subtropical forest typical of Arunachal pradesh, but on northern slope so probably not as high rainfall as typical.
Behalf of Mr Purnendu I am posting this image with his prior permissions, please identify.
Most probably Acer sikkimensis
Interesting. May be … is right but its bit odd that an acer is not trying to develop even some rudimentary palmate features,
too smooth an outline of the few leaves we are seeing.
is it possible to see some more, esp older leaves versus younger leaves?
Does not look like
References: Catalogue of Life POWO The Plant List Ver.1.1 IPNI India Biodiversity Portal (observation) Buchholz Nursery Bhutan Biodiversity Portal (observation) gardenbreizh Forest Plants of Eastern India By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri (Keys) Flora of China FOC illustration Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal