Platanus occidentalis L., Platanaceae

Common name: Sycamore, buttonwood.

Voucher: Kostadinov 065, (URV)

Brief description: A large, monoecious, anemophilous tree with pale-greenish to nearly white, characteristic bark. Leaves are reniform, simple, alternate, 3-5 broadly lobed, palmately veined, margins sharply serrate-toothed; the stipules are foliaceous, toothed or lobed. Winter buds are at first concealed by the hollow base of the petiole. Flowers are unisexual, tiny, in spherical heads. Fruits are a spherical head of linear achenes. 

Campus data: Frequent everywhere on campus, both cultivated and in the wild. 

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