Deciduous tree <20m tall. Smooth grey bark becoming rough with age. Dark green palmate leaves, 5 lobed, toothed margins (10-25 cm long), reddish petiole 5-10 cm long, opposite on stem. Leaf undersides pale grey-green, with light brown hairs on the veins. Yellow-green flowers (Spring) on pendulous racemes, 20-50 flowers on each stalk. Clusters of winged seed (2-5cm long).
Partially modified & modified habitats, particularly in colder areas.
It has started to naturalise throughout New Zealand.
This species is included because it is one of the species to be researched in the 2007-2012 Auckland Regional Pest Management Strategy.
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