Acer heldreichii is a medium-sized tree, probably endemic to mountains of the C & S Balkan Peninsula southwards to N Peloponnisos. It grows at rather high altitude and is never abundant. The specific epithet commemorates Theodor von Heldreich (1822–1902), a German botanist who spent most of his life in Greece and was a leading explorer of the Greek flora over a period of almost 60 years.
GR(NPi SPi Pe StE NC NE)
Greece (North Central Greece present; North Pindos present; North-East Greece present; Peloponnisos present; South Pindos present; Sterea Ellas present)
Native / Non Range-Restricted
Woodlands and scrub
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