Acer rufinerve, is a maple in the snakebark maple group, related to Acer capillipes. It is native to mountain forests of Japan, on Honshū, Kyūshū and Shikoku.It has pale yellow summer shoots which gradually turn vivid shades of orange and red in the winter. The stems are covered with fine snake-like silver lines. The green summer leaves are large, three-lobed and turn yellow or orange before falling in autumn. A small tree less than 4 m tall.
Seeds require stratification.
Native to, Japan
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