The London Plane Tree (Platanus aceriflora) is a flowering, deciduous tree in the Platanaceae family. It is a hybrid, thought to be from the Oriental Plane Tree (Platanus orientalis) and the American Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis).
It grows to about 30 metres (98 feet) tall with a pale grey-green, smooth bark.
The leaves are thick and broad, lobed and maple-like, 10-20 centimetres (4-8 inches) long and 12-25 centimetres (5-10 inches) broad. In autum, its green leaves turn red, amber and yellow.
The green flowers and fruit are small, round and burr-like. It blooms in April in the Northern Hemisphere.
Photographed in Paris, France, October 2022.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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