[Taxacom] Platanus and Acer but none

GURCHARAN SINGH singhg at sify.com
Tue Jun 17 16:13:34 CDT 2008


Thanks a lot Gail, It is Liquidambar styracifolia. You saved me a lot of hardwork

Gurcharan

 

Quoting  gkamp at uiuc.edu:

> Sounds to me like sweetgum 

http://www.ubio.org/browser/details.php?namebankID=2645759 or some 

species of Liquidambar.



>Dear Members

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>On my first visit to California in USA, I was fascinated to see many 

>plants from

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>my native place Kashmir (Platanus, Magnolia, Tragopogon,Taraxacum, 

>etc) and many

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>tropical plants from my place of Work, Delhi (Gravillea,Callistemon, 

>etc) ; and

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>many more unique to this part of world. One tree that struck me grows in

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>apartment complex in Sunnyvale. It was reported to me as maple, but it has

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>fruit balls hanging like Platanus. I have not been able to place 

>this tree. The

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>leaves look like Acer pseudoplatinus, are totally green on both sides,

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>alternate, with no enlarged stipules; but with Platanus like single fruit

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>hanging from branches. Before I get hold of book on local flora, and upload

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>some photographs, can any member give me any clues about its identification.

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>Gurcharan Singh 

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