I came across this tree many times in Zurich but I wasn't able to find the name. Any suggestions?

Leaf in autumn colors

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    I agree, but how would someone with that leaf find the referenced post?
    – That Idiot
    Feb 26, 2016 at 19:37
  • It's more about merging the duplicates than saying the asker did wrong. He wouldn't have been able to find the referenced post but now it's important to merge them so there still remains effectively one reference post.
    – Enigma
    Feb 26, 2016 at 21:10

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The leaf shape indicates Liriodendron tulipifera, but there is some variation in leaf shape with these plants. The ever present feature is the dip in the top of the leaf shape though, but other features of the tree will confirm or deny this ID, such as shoot shape/colour, bark colour/pattern, keys or seeds, colour and shape of flowers, overall growth habit. The link below is a descriptive list of features of this plant, with some photographs


  • Thank you for the great link! My reputation is not high enough to upvote.
    – zol
    Oct 22, 2015 at 11:49
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    As described in the link but for reference: Common names include "tulip tree," "tulip poplar," and "yellow poplar" though not a true poplar. Brilliant flowers in springtime. See also en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liriodendron
    – hoc_age
    Oct 23, 2015 at 2:31

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