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Vernacular names of plants within the Genus Platanus

London plane

Hierarchical position of the Genus Platanus

   Regnum  Plantae
common name: The plant kingdom
   Divisio  Magnoliophyta Cronquist
syn. Angiospermophyta / Anthophyta
pub. Takht. & Zimmerm. ex Reveal, Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: angiosperms, flowering plants
   Subdivisio  Magnoliophytina Frohne & U. Jensen ex Reveal
pub. Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: Angiosperms
   Classis  Rosopsida Batsch
pub. Dispos. Gen. Pl. Jenens.: 28. 1788.
   Subclassis  Hamamelididae Takht.
pub. 1967
   SuperOrdo  Hamamelidanae Takht.
pub. Sist. Filog. Cvetk. Rast.: 113. Jan-Mar 1967.
   Ordo  Hamamelidales Griseb.
pub. Grundr. Syst. Bot.: 127. Jan-Jun 1854.
   Familia  Platanaceae T. Lestib. ex Dumort.
pub. Anal. Fam. Pl.: 11, 12. 1829.
common name: Sycamores
   Subfamilia  Platanoideae Arn.
pub. Encycl. Brit., ed. 7, 5: 131. 9 Mar 1832.
   Tribus  Plataneae Juss. ex Duby
pub. Bot. Gall. 1: 430. 12-14 Apr 1828.
   Genus  Platanus L.
pub. (1753)
common name: sycamore

Named members of the Genus Platanus

   Species  acerifolia (Ait.) Willd.
syn. Platanus hybrida
common name: mapleleaf sycamore
   Species  hybrida Brot.
common name: London planetree
   Species  occidentalis L.
common name: eastern sycamore, buttonwood
   Varietas  glabrata (Fern.) Sarg.
syn. Platanus occidentalis
   Species  orientalis L.
common name: oriental planetree, sycamore, London plane
   Species  racemosa Nutt.
common name: western sycamore
   Varietas  wrightii (S. Wats.) L. Benson
syn. Platanus wrightii
   Species  wrightii S. Wats.
common name: Arizona sycamore

Individual specimen entries are published in the sample database supplied with The Compleat Botanica for species or varieties of this supra-generic taxon.

Additional information is available in the commercial version of The Compleat Botanica software for species with this symbol.


For a description of the methodology followed in establishing this hierarchy see the note Nomenclature used in The Compleat Botanica.


Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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