Platanus racemosa
Plane Plane, n. [F., fr. L. platanus, Gr. ?, fr. ? broad; -- so called on account of its broad leaves and spreading form. See {Place}, and cf. {Platane}, {Plantain} the tree.] (Bot.) Any tree of the genus {Platanus}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The Oriental plane ({Platanus orientalis}) is a native of Asia. It rises with a straight, smooth, branching stem to a great height, with palmated leaves, and long pendulous peduncles, sustaining several heads of small close-sitting flowers. The seeds are downy, and collected into round, rough, hard balls. The Occidental plane ({Platanus occidentalis}), which grows to a great height, is a native of North America, where it is popularly called {sycamore}, {buttonwood}, and {buttonball}, names also applied to the California species ({Platanus racemosa}). [1913 Webster]


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  • Platanus racemosa — Taxobox name = California Sycamore regnum = Plantae unranked divisio = Angiosperms unranked classis = Eudicots ordo = Proteales familia = Platanaceae genus = Platanus species = P. racemosa binomial = Platanus racemosa binomial authority =… …   Wikipedia

  • Platanus racemosa — Buttonwood But ton*wood , n. (Bot.) The {Platanus occidentalis}, or American plane tree, a large tree, producing rough balls, from which it is named; called also {buttonball tree}, and, in some parts of the United States, {sycamore}. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Platanus racemosa — ID 65062 Symbol Key PLRA Common Name California sycamore Family Platanaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution CA Growth Habit Tree Duration …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Platanus racemosa — noun tall tree of Baja California having deciduous bark and large alternate palmately lobed leaves and ball shaped clusters of flowers • Syn: ↑California sycamore • Hypernyms: ↑plane tree, ↑sycamore, ↑platan • Member Holonyms: ↑Platanus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Platanus racemosa Nutt. — Symbol PLRA Common Name California sycamore Botanical Family Platanaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Platanus racemosa Nutt. var. wrightii (S. Watson) L.D. Benson — Symbol PLWR2 Synonym Symbol PLRAW Botanical Family Platanaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Platanus racemosa Nutt. var. wrightii (S. Watson) L.D. Benson — Symbol PLWR2 Synonym Symbol PLRAW Botanical Family Platanaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Platanus — Platane Platanus …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Platanus acrofilia — Platane Platanus …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Platanus — noun genus of large monoecious mostly deciduous trees: London plane; sycamore • Syn: ↑genus Platanus • Hypernyms: ↑rosid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Platanaceae, ↑family Platanaceae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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