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London planetree

Platanus × acerifolia

Description:

Tall tree with multicolored (white, gray, brown) trunk. Green leaves have a jagged edge.

Habitat:

Along the Tiber river in Rome, Italy

Notes:

Aka London plane, London planetree, or hybrid plane

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3 Comments

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 9 years ago

Thank you for the ID and comments. I loved these trees!

LauraMaria
LauraMaria 9 years ago

I second Noe and Pili that this is a plane tree (sometimes labelled as a sycamore, too)! I saw a lot of these in Italy too, there are some nearby where I live in England but I don't think they're big enough to show that cool mottled tree trunk yet :) I can only ID them by those neat seed balls that hang down. Lovely photos, the Vatican City is beautiful!

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 9 years ago

Where we live there are a lot of this trees

Roma, Lazio, Italy

Spotted on Apr 10, 2011
Submitted on Sep 7, 2011

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