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Published In: Botanographie Élémentaire 526. 1826. (12-19 Jun 1826) (Botanogr. Élém.) Name publication detail

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PLATANACEAE (plane tree family) Contributed by Alan Whittemore

One genus, about 10 species; North America, Europe, Asia.

The family has an extremely long and extensive fossil record, with both leaves and reproductive materials very similar to extant species of Platanus dating back more than 100 million years to Lower Cretaceous times (Schwarzwalder, 1986).


Lower Taxa
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