Middle-East (North Turkey to Iran and in the Caucasus)
Medium-sized tree with a wide, strongly branching dense crown. The young twigs are of a shiny green, often with light grey stripes, which turn grey-brown later on. Yet, this variety is not a member of the “Snake bark maples”, because the stripes are too indistinctive. The dark green leaves have strikingly thin leaf stalks with milk sap. They are slightly shiny and have five to seven, distinctively pointed, lobes. In autumn they turn into deep yellow. A. cappadocicum is a tree that thrives well in a moist, humic soil. Do not plant the tree in wind-swept sites.