🤔Does the logo on Team Canada’s new hockey jersey looks less like a maple leaf and more like a ... London Plane Tree leaf?

“Looks more like a London Plane Tree (Platanus x acerifolia) than any Canadian maple (genus Acer) I know,” tweeted Marc Johnson, a botanist and Professor of Biology at University of Toronto Mississauga. @evoecolab

"It seems Hockey Canada has created a new species for science, somewhere between a London Plane Tree and one of Canada's many maple species,” Johnson told the Star. thestar.com/sports/hockey/…
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A maple leaf A london plane tree
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