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Plane tree/ Platanus sp.

Scientific name: Platanus sp.

Common name (English / Spanish / Catalan): Plane tree / Plátano de sombra / Plàtan d’ombra

Deciduous tree with branches forming a broad and rounded crown. Trunk is easily recognizable by its bark in plates of brown, yellow, white and green colors. Palmate leaves with 5-7 lobes.
They are monoecious plants (male and female flowers on the same plant, but separate). Very small flowers grouped in globose, unisexual inflorescences, approximately 1 cm in diameter. The male flowers disintegrate once they have released the pollen; the feminine ones form a spherical infrutescence (group of fruits) of about 3 cm in diameter.
Flowers between March and April.

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