posted September 23rd, 2009; last edited September 23rd, 2009 –– David Sibley

Correction to maples, page 332

Reader Sherman Dunnam sent me a note about an error in the introduction to maples on page 332. The third paragraph begins “All maples have palmately compound leaves…”

This should instead say “Nearly all maples have palmately lobed leaves…” And could go on to elaborate that a few species have the leaves so deeply lobed that they are compound, and Boxelder is unique among the maples in having pinnately compound leaves.

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