Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Planetree Maple, Acer pseudoplatanus L.

I will preface this post by saying that I could be completely wrong about how I'm identifying all of these trees. But people are free to correct me if they have extra special knowledge.

First up: Planetree Maple (also known as the Sycamore Maple), outside of the Beckman Center at Stanford.

Planetree Maple Leaf

Obviously a maple leaf, which is fitting due to the Stanley Cup playoffs happening (even though Toronto did not make it to the post-season).

Planetree Maple Whole

From Wikipedia:
"The word Acer is derived from a Latin word meaning "sharp" (referring to the characteristic points on the leaves)."

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