Platanus orientalis

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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Platanus orientalis, Linn. Oriental Plane. Tree, to 80 ft., with usually very broad and round head on a comparatively short trunk: bark of dull grayish or greenish white color: stipules small, usually with entire margin: lvs. usually broadly cuneate at the base, deeply 5-7- lobed, rarely 3-lobed, with the sinuses reaching almost to or below the middle; lobes longer or much longer than broad, coarsely toothed or entire, glabrous or nearly so at maturity, 4-8 in. long : fr.-heads 2-4 on long, drooping stalks, bristly, the nutlets narrowed at the apex into a persistent style to 2 lines long. May. S. E. Eu. to India. G.F. 4:91. G.G. III. 23:25, 27; 29:363. Gn. 1, p. 550; 20, pp. 369, 371, 373. F.S.R. 2, pp.75,77. F.E. 24:69. G.W. 14, pp. 688, 689. Var. digitata, Janko (P. umbraculifera, Hort., var. laciniata, Hort.). Lvs. cuneate or truncate or cuneate at the base, deeply 5-lobed, with narrow, elongated, coarsely toothed lobes. Gn. 1, pp. 572, 573; 20, p. 371. F.E. 18, p. 718, pl. 89. Var.cuneate,Loud. (P.cuneata, Willd.). Often shrubby: lvs. short-stalked, smaller, usually deeply 3-lobed and cuneate, with narrow-toothed lobes. Gn. 1, p. 618; 20, p. 371. G.C. III. 29:363.—The true oriental plane is rare in cult., the tree usually planted under this name being P. acerifolia. CH

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