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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:18 pm    Post subject: What Kind Of Leaf Is This . . . Reply with quote

Attached is a leaf from an unknown avenue tree.
It is about 6" wide and 7" from point to stem.
In some ways it looks like a maple of some sort, but I have
not seen any common maple leaves quite like this.

There are lots of these in local streets and parks.
No blossoms, just broad leaves till into November each year.
The trunks of these trees have small grey patches when young.
Older trees have a "muddy trunk" appearance.



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Am pretty sure this is a london plane tree platanus x hispanica can grow to about 35 m, is a hybrid between the american plane and the oriental plane. A common street tree in uk i havent seen very many over here , well in the north west anyway , is very similar to maple but has leaves alternatly on the branch maples have opposite leaves. seeds can be collected nov -dec they are ball like clusters of seeds hanging on stalks in twos or threes Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks close enough.
I don't see the brown balls yet but it's early.

Thanks for the enlightenment.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

an easy way of spotting it is by the bark:

http://travel.webshots.com/photo/2941347520037576164gXbKTs
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