Herbario Virtual del Mediterráneo Occidental

Àrea de Botànica, Departament de Biologia, Universitat de les Illes Balears

Acer opalus Mill. subsp. granatense (Boiss.) Font Quer & Rothm.

Family : ACERACEAE

Genus : Acer

    Catalan common name : Rotaboc.

    Spanish common name : Ácer. Acirón. Arce de España.

    Province distribution : Alicante. Balearic Islands. Castellón. Gerona. Lérida. Tarragona. Valencia.

    Distribution in the islands : Mallorca.

    General distribution : Mediterranean

    Flowering time : March. April. May.

    Life-forms : Macrophanerophyte.

    Habitat : Rock creviceses and rock walls.

    Plants protected by law : Balearic Catalogue.

    IUCN Category : Poco preocupante

    Characteristics : This is a deciduous tree which lives in the shady areas of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, generally rooted in the cracks in crevices in cliff faces. It is a relic of the vegetation belonging to a more humid climate than the actual one. The fruits are very characteristic, they are found in pairs and each has a large membranous wing (samara); Fraxinus angustifolia, which is also a deciduous tree, has a winged fruit, but in this case it is solitary rather than paired.

    Observations : Floreix al mateix temps que treu les fulles.

    Origen : Endemisme del nord d´Àfrica, illa de Mallorca i meitat meridional de la Península Ibèrica.

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Patrocinador: Fundació Sa Nostra