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London Plane (Platanus x hispanica, platane commun), planted by Buffon, Jardin des Plantes, Paris, 5th arrondissement, France. The London Plane is an hybrid tree between the American Plane (P. Occidentalis) and the Oriental Plane (P. Orientalis). Founded in 1626 by Guy de La Brosse, Louis XIII's physician, the Jardin des Plantes, originally known as the Jardin du Roi, opened to the public in 1640. It became the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle in 1793 during the French Revolution. Picture...
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