Platanus occidentalis L., Sp. Pl. 999 1753. (syn: Platanus excelsa Salisb.; Platanus hispanica var. pyramidalis Vigouroux ex Geerinck; Platanus integrifolia hort. ex K.Koch; Platanus lobata Moench; Platanus occidentalis var. glabrata (Fernald) Sarg.; Platanus occidentalis var. palmeri (Kuntze) K.Nixon & J.Poole
ex D.Geerinck; Platanus orientalis var. palmeri Kuntze; Platanus pyramidalis hort. ex Dippel);     

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Tree For ID : California : 25OCT14 : AK-32 : 8 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (4) 

Tree seen in Sacramento on the 7th Oct,14.

A large tree with round fruits.
Could be Platanus Species?

Platanus acerifolia ?

I think it is Platanus occidentalis only.

yes Platanus occidentalis: head usually 1, distal sinus less than 1/2 the distance from base of sinus.

I appreciate your help in identifying my posts from California.
Since they are all new to me, no way I could have identified them on my own.


Platanus occidentalis: American Sycamore : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
It is Platanus occidentalis (American Sycamore) growing in the Botanical Garden of Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Nauni, Solan H.P.).
Plant height: Approx. 20m
Photographed on 12 Dec., 2014.

I think yes

Crucial difference in addition to tougher less lobed leaves are a single fruit ball, not clusters

now it will have a place of its own…
and later you could show the bare branches spring etc.