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Taxon: Platanus occidentalis L.

Genus: Platanus
Family: Platanaceae.
Nomen number: 28802
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:999. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 13-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 03-Feb-1995
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA).
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


See also subordinate taxa:


Common names:

  • American plane   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – English
  • American planetree   (Source: Trees US ) – English
  • American sycamore   (Source: Trees US ) – English
  • buttonball   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • buttontree   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – English
  • buttonwood   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • eastern sycamore   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • sycamore   (Source: Trees US ) – English
  • xuan ling mu   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • platane d'Occident   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – French
  • nordamerikanische Platane   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – German
  • amerikansk platan   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: shade/shelter   (fide AH 519)
  • Materials: fiber   (wood pulp fide AH 519)
  • Materials: wood   (fide Ency WTimber)
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Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Boutelje, J. B. 1980. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2002. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage.
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2.
  • Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Little, E. L., Jr. 1978. Important forest trees of the United States.
  • Little, E. L., Jr. 1979. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541.
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association). 1986. Flora of the Great Plains.
  • Scoggan, H. J. 1978–1979. The flora of Canada, 4 vol.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Platanus occidentalis L.:


Images:

More:
  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images 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].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?28802 (26 November 2014)

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