species of trees of the genus Maple of the family SapindovyeNaturally grows in northern China, in the provinces of Gansu, Hebei, Henan, Jiangsu, Jirin, Liaoning, Inner Mongolia, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, as well as Korea This maple is grown as an ornamental plant in Europe and North America.
A number of its cultivars have been bred, including the variegated form of 'Akikaze Nishiki', as well as 'Fire Dragon', which is distinguished by a very bright autumn color of the leaves. 'Keithsform' (Norwegian Sunset) is a hybrid between Truncated Maple and Norway Maple
Medium-sized tree, reaching 15 m in height with a wide, rounded crown.
The bark is greenish-gray, smooth in young trees, with age it becomes finely furrowed.
Opposing leaves, palmate with five lobes, 5-12 cm long and 7-11 cm wide, petiole 3-10 cm; the lobes are usually solid, sometimes with a pair of teeth on the largest middle lobe, the edges are often wavy. The petiole releases milky latex when fracturedFlowers are collected in corymbose inflorescences, yellow-green with five petals 5-7 mm long; blooms in early spring.
The fruit is a paired lionfish, disc-shaped nuts, slightly flattened, 13-18 mm in diameter. Wings 2 cm long, outstretched, interconnected at an angle of 180Closely related and often difficult to distinguish from Acer amplum, Colchis Maple and Small-leaved Maple, which replaces it to the south and west in China and Japan. It is best distinguished from the Maple of Colchis by its shoots, which turn brown in the first winter rather than remaining green for several years.  It differs from small-leaved maple in larger, thicker (less flattened) seeds. Among other maples Truncated maple stands out for its hypogeal (underground) seed germination