Common Name(s): Florida maple, southern sugar maple, hammock maple
Scientific Name: Acer floridanum
Distribution: Southeastern United States
Average Dried Weight: 42.3 lbs/ft3 (675 kg/m3)*
*Density based on a single sample tested
Janka Hardness: 1,240 lbf (5,110 N)*
*Estimated hardness based on specific gravity
Comments: Sometimes called southern sugar maple, this medium-sized tree has sometimes been treated as a subspecies of sugar maple—Acer saccharum subsp. floridanum. Like its more popular kin, Florida maple has dense and hard wood essentially on par with hard maple—though its slightly smaller size and more scarce occurrence have meant it’s not generally treated as a commercial lumber species.
Note: This is a truncated profile page. If you have any helpful info or experience with this wood species, feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll do my best to integrate any relevant data when I expand the page. ~Eric
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