|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Rosidae||Roses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more|
|Order||Sapindales||Includes citrus; maples, horse-chestnuts, lychees and rambutans; mangos and cashews; frankincense and myrrh; mahogany and neem|
|Species||paxii||Named for German botanist Ferdinand Albin Pax (1858-1942)|
ABOUT THE PLANT NAME:
This relatively rare tree is from southwestern China. In addition, it was discovered by P. Delavay in 1883 and later named for German botanist Ferdinand Albin Pax.
The height of this tree is up to 49′ (15 m) tall. Its leaves have three lobes or none at all. Size are 1¾-4″ (5-11 cm) × ¾-2″ (2-6 cm). This is an evergreen, while most maples are deciduous. Seeds are winged as with other maples but not purple. Not found in the wild in North America. See Acer for a comparison chart.