Maple is up to 35 meters high forest wood from middle, western and southern Europe, the Caucasus and the northern part of Asia Minor. It grows mostly in mountainous areas. It’s treetop is wide-rounded. Trunk can reach thickness of more than 1 meter, usually short and overgrown with reddish brown bark that is peeling flat.
Whiplike branches are usually olive-brown with many light lenticels. The buds are fairly large, light-colored, covered with truncated, curved shells.
The leaves are 8-16 cm long and the same wide, petolapi, top dark green, slightly brighter from below. They are short-lasting, lingering, light-green. The sides are triangularly rounded, rough, but fairly evenly toothed. The petel is green, sometimes red, long as a spit or even longer. The flowers are yellow-bellied, in short hanging stitches. It blooms for ten days after the leaf, in May. The flutes are mutually located at right angles, lower abdominal elevations.
Mountain maple is a characteristic species of beech forests, and occurs in all types of beech and mixed forests, outside the floodplain, indicating the humid places in them. Suitable for minerals rich, moderately moist, to permanent wet, muddy and humus soil.
You can find the maple parquet in several variants: