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Platanus occidentalis


Platanus (Plane) - The Common Plane or London Plane, Platanus acerifolia, is a well known example of this genus of Platanaceae. All the species are deciduous, and form trees of considerable size.

There are four species in cultivation, Platanus acerifolia, Platanus cuneata, Platanus Occidentalis, and Platanus Orientalis. The third mentioned is from North America, where it is known as the Button Wood; the other three are from the Orient. The London Plane. forms an excellent street tree.