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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Platanaceae — the plane tree, sycamore.


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From Latin platanus


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  • Despite its name, the London plane is actually a cross between the American sycamore ( Platanus occidentalis ) and the Oriental plane of central Asia ( Platanus orientalis ), first propagated at the Oxford Botanic Garden about 1670.

    The Roman Roots of Gotham's London Plane

  • It has long been a mystery in New York just how the London plane Platanus acerifolia came to be the city's most abundant shade tree.

    The Roman Roots of Gotham's London Plane

  • Platanus orientalis was well known to the Romans—Pliny devoted several pages to it in his Natural History, claiming the tree grew best with wine "Thus we have taught even our trees to be wine drinkers".

    The Roman Roots of Gotham's London Plane

  • For example, sycamore (Platanus occidentalis L.), green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica L.), and red maple (Acer rubrum L.) are more tolerant of sites that are compacted, poorly drained, or have minesoils primarily derived from siltstones or shales.

    Offsetting carbon dioxide emissions through minesoil reclamation

  • Is occidentalis Platanus on purpose and/or is Platanus accidentalis just a tree sick amore?

    Views of the great Saturday melt.

  • Sycamores Platanus occidentalis are great trees and produce great wood.

    The white tree — late night version.

  • The area includes forested hills and river valley with riverine forests of Platanus orientalis and species such as the endemic Centaura lactifolia (found near Koniskos village) and Centaurea kalambakensi.

    Meteora Group of Monasteries, Greece

  • The Platanus forests are being felled and the vulture species require access to safe, artificial feeding sites.

    Meteora Group of Monasteries, Greece

  • The ecoregion includes an important number of relict species including Quercus macrolepis, Pinus dalmatica, Platanus orientalis, Alnus cordata, Tetraclinis articulata, Thymus capitatus, and Styrax officinalis.

    Tyrrhenian-Adriatic sclerophyllous and mixed forests

  • The principal arboreal communities of the ecoregion include: Quercus robur ssp. pedunculiflora forest, Pinus sylvestris montane forest, wild orchards of Rosaceae species, Rosa pimpinellifolia-Rosa canina shrublands, Platanus orientalis valley forest, humid relict Euxinic forests of Alnus spp-Castenea sativa-Acer spp.

    Eastern Anatolian deciduous forests


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