Platanus

1987 SS9. Discovered 1987 Sept. 20 by E. W. Elst at Rozhen.

Named ofr Platanaceae, the plane family, with one genus and seven species. They grow wild mainly in the United States and Mexico, but they are also typical of southern France. Platanus acerifolia (London plane) reaches a height of almost 30m and is widely planted in cities because of its resistance to air pollution. The brown, bristly fruits, hanging two to four together on a single stalk, persist over the winter. (M 34352)

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