Platanus x acerifolia

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Name and publication

Platanus × acerifolia Willd., Sp. Pl. 1(1): 474 (1797).

Description

Multiple fruits of the London planetree, known as “jack fruit” in the potpourri trade, are hemispherical and warty from the turbinate achenes, 2.5-3 cm in diameter.

Nativity and distribution

Platanus × acerifolia is a hybrid and only known from cultivation.

Family

Platanaceae

Synonymy

Platanus hispanica auct.