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Taxon: Platanus occidentalis L.

 
Genus: Platanus
Family: Platanaceae
Nomen number: 28802
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:999. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 13-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 03-Feb-1995
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 11 (7 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

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
  • platane d'Occident  (Source: Zander ed17) - French
  • nordamerikanische Platane  (Source: Zander ed17) - German
  • amerikansk platan  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish
  • xuan ling mu  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: shade/shelter
  • Materials: wood; wood

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • EASTERN CANADA: Canada [Ontario (s.)]
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma (http://www.biosurvey.ou.edu/shrub/ploc.htm), Wisconsin]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee (http://tenn.bio.utk.edu/vascular/database/vascular-database.asp?CategoryID=Dicots&FamilyID=Platanaceae&GenusID=Platanus&SpeciesID=occidentalis), Virginia]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Boutelje, J. B. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature. 1980 (Ency WTimber)
  3. Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  4. Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2. 1991 (Glea Cron ed2)
  5. Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. (L US Can ed2)
  6. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  7. Little, E. L., Jr. Important forest trees of the United States. 1978 (AH 519)
  8. Little, E. L., Jr. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541. 1979 (Trees US)
  9. McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association) Flora of the Great Plains. (F GPlains)
  10. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  11. Scoggan, H. J. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. (F Canada)
  12. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

Check other web resources for Platanus occidentalis L. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Embryo drawing: U.S. National Seed Herbarium drawing
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=28802. Accessed 23 October 2018.