London plane

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Noun1.London plane - very large fast-growing tree much planted as a street tree
genus Platanus, Platanus - genus of large monoecious mostly deciduous trees: London plane; sycamore
plane tree, platan, sycamore - any of several trees of the genus Platanus having thin pale bark that scales off in small plates and lobed leaves and ball-shaped heads of fruits
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Oertli says that traditionally, most Geneva City plane trees are Platanus x acerifolia, called the "London plane" in English, and fewer than five per cent are the Platanus orientalis, which have slightly different leaves.
On further investigation it appears to be a well known fact of horticultural life that Platanus x acerifolia (that's the type of tree planted on Broad Street) sheds its leaves through spring and summer and this can cause considerable irritation to anyone disturbing the foliage.