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Platanus acerifolia
(London planetree)

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Platanus acerifolia (London planetree)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 20 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Platanus acerifolia
  • Preferred Common Name
  • London planetree
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Boundary, barrier or support
  • Carved material
  • Erosion control or dune stabilization
  • Fuelwood
  • Ornamental

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Pictures

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PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
Erysiphe platani on Platanus acerifolia (London planetree). Tivat, Montenegro. July 2013
TitleErysiphe platani on Platanus acerifolia
CaptionErysiphe platani on Platanus acerifolia (London planetree). Tivat, Montenegro. July 2013
Copyright©A.R. Pittaway-2013
Erysiphe platani on Platanus acerifolia (London planetree). Tivat, Montenegro. July 2013
Erysiphe platani on Platanus acerifoliaErysiphe platani on Platanus acerifolia (London planetree). Tivat, Montenegro. July 2013©A.R. Pittaway-2013
Isolated 40 m high plane tree in the surroundings of Firenze, Italy.
TitleTree habit
CaptionIsolated 40 m high plane tree in the surroundings of Firenze, Italy.
CopyrightAlberto Santini
Isolated 40 m high plane tree in the surroundings of Firenze, Italy.
Tree habitIsolated 40 m high plane tree in the surroundings of Firenze, Italy.Alberto Santini
Inner crown of Platanus acerifolia in winter. Lago di Tobline, Trento, Italy.
TitleInner crown
CaptionInner crown of Platanus acerifolia in winter. Lago di Tobline, Trento, Italy.
CopyrightAlberto Santini
Inner crown of Platanus acerifolia in winter. Lago di Tobline, Trento, Italy.
Inner crownInner crown of Platanus acerifolia in winter. Lago di Tobline, Trento, Italy.Alberto Santini
Upper surface of Platanus acerifolia leaf.
TitleLeaf
CaptionUpper surface of Platanus acerifolia leaf.
CopyrightAlberto Santini
Upper surface of Platanus acerifolia leaf.
LeafUpper surface of Platanus acerifolia leaf.Alberto Santini
Lower surface of Platanus acerifolia leaf.
TitleLeaf
CaptionLower surface of Platanus acerifolia leaf.
CopyrightAlberto Santini
Lower surface of Platanus acerifolia leaf.
LeafLower surface of Platanus acerifolia leaf.Alberto Santini
Male flower of Platanus acerifolia in spring.
TitleMale flower
CaptionMale flower of Platanus acerifolia in spring.
CopyrightAlberto Santini
Male flower of Platanus acerifolia in spring.
Male flowerMale flower of Platanus acerifolia in spring.Alberto Santini
Female flowers of Platanus acerifolia in late spring.
TitleFemale flowers
CaptionFemale flowers of Platanus acerifolia in late spring.
CopyrightAlberto Santini
Female flowers of Platanus acerifolia in late spring.
Female flowersFemale flowers of Platanus acerifolia in late spring.Alberto Santini
Bark of Platanus acerifolia showing very characteristic patchy, flaking appearance.
TitleBark
CaptionBark of Platanus acerifolia showing very characteristic patchy, flaking appearance.
CopyrightAlberto Santini
Bark of Platanus acerifolia showing very characteristic patchy, flaking appearance.
BarkBark of Platanus acerifolia showing very characteristic patchy, flaking appearance.Alberto Santini
Platanus acerifolia showing symptoms of infection by Ceratocystis fimbriata f.sp. platani.
TitleUnhealthy tree
CaptionPlatanus acerifolia showing symptoms of infection by Ceratocystis fimbriata f.sp. platani.
CopyrightAlberto Santini
Platanus acerifolia showing symptoms of infection by Ceratocystis fimbriata f.sp. platani.
Unhealthy treePlatanus acerifolia showing symptoms of infection by Ceratocystis fimbriata f.sp. platani.Alberto Santini
External symptoms of canker stain on the bark of an adult plane tree.
TitleUnhealthy tree
CaptionExternal symptoms of canker stain on the bark of an adult plane tree.
CopyrightAlberto Santini
External symptoms of canker stain on the bark of an adult plane tree.
Unhealthy treeExternal symptoms of canker stain on the bark of an adult plane tree.Alberto Santini
Branchlet of plane tree with leaves and fruiting heads.  The leaves show clear symptoms of Corythuca ciliata and Phyllonorhyncter platani feeding activity.
TitleInvertebrate feeding symptoms
CaptionBranchlet of plane tree with leaves and fruiting heads. The leaves show clear symptoms of Corythuca ciliata and Phyllonorhyncter platani feeding activity.
CopyrightAlberto Santini
Branchlet of plane tree with leaves and fruiting heads.  The leaves show clear symptoms of Corythuca ciliata and Phyllonorhyncter platani feeding activity.
Invertebrate feeding symptomsBranchlet of plane tree with leaves and fruiting heads. The leaves show clear symptoms of Corythuca ciliata and Phyllonorhyncter platani feeding activity.Alberto Santini

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Platanus acerifolia (Aiton) Willd.

Preferred Common Name

  • London planetree

Variety

  • Platanus x acerifolia var. argentea variegata Bean
  • Platanus x acerifolia var. augustine henry Bean
  • Platanus x acerifolia var. cantabrigensis Henry
  • Platanus x acerifolia var. columbia Santamour
  • Platanus x acerifolia var. digitata Lombarts
  • Platanus x acerifolia var. kelseyana (Jaennicke) Schneid.
  • Platanus x acerifolia var. liberty Santamour
  • Platanus x acerifolia var. London Bean
  • Platanus x acerifolia var. mirkovic De Belder
  • Platanus x acerifolia var. parviloba Henry

Other Scientific Names

  • Platanus acerifolia (P. x acerifolia) (Ait.) Willd.
  • Platanus acerifolia f. pyramidalis (Bolle ex Janko) C. K. Schneid.
  • Platanus acerifolia f. suttneri (Jaennicke) C. K. Schneid.
  • Platanus acerifolia var. hispanica auct.
  • Platanus cuneata Willd.
  • Platanus damascena Dode
  • Platanus hispanica auct.
  • Platanus hybrida Brot.
  • Platanus intermedia Hort.
  • Platanus orientalis var. acerifolia Aiton
  • Platanus x vulgaris Spach

International Common Names

  • English: London plane; plane tree
  • Spanish: platano; plátano de paseo
  • French: platane; platane commun
  • Russian: platan

Local Common Names

  • Brazil: plátano
  • Germany: ahornblaettrige Platane; Bastardplatane; gewoehnliche Platane
  • Greece: platanos
  • Italy: platano; platano comune
  • Netherlands: gewone Plataan
  • USA: sycamore

Trade name

  • plane
  • platane

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Hamamelidales
  •                         Family: Platanaceae
  •                             Genus: Platanus
  •                                 Species: Platanus acerifolia

Uses List

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Environmental

  • Boundary, barrier or support
  • Erosion control or dune stabilization

Fuels

  • Fuelwood

General

  • Ornamental

Materials

  • Carved material
  • Fibre
  • Miscellaneous materials
  • Wood/timber

Wood Products

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Furniture

Pulp

  • Short-fibre pulp

Vehicle bodies

Veneers

Wood-based materials

  • Particleboard

Woodware

  • Turnery