Not likely more names for maple than any other. South American trees are still being "discovered" by scientists and being named after themselves. This is often after many others have "discovere" and named the same species of tree.
Originally Posted by michael stafford
BTW, I believe Big Leaf Maple Burl is one of the most beautiful woods in the world. I've made several pens from it and they were knock-outs. Australian Amboyna Burl is a close second in my list of most beautiful woods.
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