Idaho Virtual Museum

IDS0067685 -- Sapindaceae

Acer grandidentatum ()

Acer grandidentatum (Full Resolution )

  • Taxonomic Name

    Acer grandidentatum

  • Family

    Sapindaceae

  • Barcode

    IDS0067685

  • Herbarium

    Idaho State University, Ray J. Davis Herbarium

  • Locality

    U.S.A., Idaho, Bannock County: Inman Trail.

  • Collection

    Vascular Plants

  • Collector

    Ian Troester-Solbrig

  • Note

    Acer sap is used to make syrup and sugar. Acer bark and branches was used traditionally to heal snake bites, reduce swelling, and stimulate lactation. Acer sap and syrup have been found to selectively prevent the proliferation of cancer cells in vitro, inhibit endogenous nitric oxide (a chemical that causes vasodilation and decreased blood pressure), and serve as an antioxidant.