• Photo taken Locality: Greece, Crete, Chania, Asi Gonia
  • Photo taken by:
    Hilger, Η. Η.
  • Photo taken date:
    October 2002
Cretan Maple
Plants
Plants

Macro photo of the fruit of the Cretan Maple, Acer sempervirens. This deciduous, rather small sized tree, grows in mountain areas (over 200 m of altitude) In autumn its leaves have an impressive red or yellow color. Its fruits (samara) have a flattened wing attached, that helps them spread by the wind.