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Florida maple (Acer floridanum)

Florida maple (Acer floridanum)

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 mapleAcer 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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Florida maple (Acer floridanum)

Identification: See the article on Hardwood Anatomy for definitions of endgrain features.

Florida maple (endgrain 10x)

Florida maple (endgrain 10x)

Florida maple (endgrain 1x)

Florida maple (endgrain 1x)

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