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Taxon: Platanus ×hispanica Mill. ex Münchh.

Genus: Platanus
Family: Platanaceae
Nomen number: 28801
Place of publication: Hausvater 5:229. 1770
Comment: probably P. orientalis × P. occidentalis
Name verified on: 26-Sep-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 27-Sep-2011
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • London plane   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – English
  • London planetree   (Source: F NAmer [as P. ×acerifolia]) – English
  • er qiu xuan ling mu   (Source: F ChinaEng [as P. ×acerifolia]) – Transcribed Chinese
  • platane à feuilles d'érable   (Source: Zander Ency ) – French
  • Bastard-Platane   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • gewöhnliche Platane   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – German
  • plátano de paseo   (Source: Ann JBM 56:159. 1998 [as P. ×acerifolia]) – Spanish

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Dict Gard, as P. ×acerifolia)
  • Materials: wood   (timber fide Ency WTimber, as P. ×acerifolia)

Distributional range:

  • only cultivated


  • Castroviejo, S. et al., eds. 1989–. Flora iberica: plantas vasculares de la Peninsula Iberica e Islas Baleares.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2002. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen.
  • George, A. S., ed. 1980–. Flora of Australia.
  • Grimshaw, J. & R. Bayton. 2009. New trees: recent introductions to cultivation.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. [= P. ×acerifolia ‘Hispanica’].
  • Jalas, J. & J. Suominen. 1972–. Atlas florae europaeae. [lists as P. hispanica Mill.].
  • Krüssmann, G. 1984. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976). [= P. ×acerifolia ‘Hispanica’].
  • López González, G. 1998. Sobre el plátano de paseo, Platanus orientalis L. var. acerifolia Dryand. (Platanaceae), y su posible origen. Anales Jard. Bot. Madrid 56:159. [= P. orientalis var. acerifolia Aiton?].
  • Rehder, A. 1949. Bibliography of cultivated trees and shrubs. [= P. ×acerifolia var. hispanica (Münchh.) Bean].
  • Santamour, F. S., Jr. & A. J. McArdle. 1986. Checklist of cultivated Platanus (planetree). J. Arboric. 12:81. [= P. ×acerifolia (Aiton) Willd.].


Check other web resources for Platanus ×hispanica Mill. ex Münchh.:

  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
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