Acer saccharum 'Autumn Splendor'
This is a cultivar of the "Caddo" ecotype of Sugar Maple Acer saccharum. This ecotype originates from a few small canyons west of Oklahoma city. There was apparently trees that became trapped in these canyons due to pasted climate change, and had to become much more heat and drought resistant to survive in their new climate. The late John Pair of Kansas State University evaluated many seedlings over 20+ years and selected two of these for further propagation. These two became the cultivars 'John Pair' and 'Autumn Splendor'.
I have searched many times for photos of these cultivars but they are few and far between. In fact I have found none for this cultivar. As luck would have it the local botanical garden as been planting this cultivar for many of it's sugar maples. So I happened to go to the botanical garden and some of these Acer saccharum 'Autumn Splendor' were at peak or near peak color. Unfortunately I did not have a real camera and had to rely upon my cell phone to take a couple of photos. These are those photos. I'm placing them here so that those that are considering this cultivar will at least have something to go by. Also note the weather has been very warm and very dry for this time of year, after a an unusually hot and dry summer. However these trees were still VERY impressive. The photos do not do them justice as to just how outrageous orange they were. I believe it was three years ago these trees were planted. Hope this helps someone.