Platanus orientalis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Platanus orientalis
Species Authority: L.
Common Name(s):
English Oriental Plane-tree

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Lower Risk/least concern ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Very widespread ranging from the east Mediterranean throughout the middle east to the south-east provinces of the Euro-Siberian region.
Afghanistan; Azerbaijan; Bulgaria; Greece; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Iraq; Lebanon; Syrian Arab Republic; Tajikistan; Turkey; Uzbekistan
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Population [top]

Population: Wild populations of this widely cultivated species are rare in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Although considered Least Concern in the Caucasus, the origin of these populations needs to be determined.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The only plane tree of the Old World. It is confined to temporary, moist, stone or gravel ravines, as the species requires moisture throughout the dry season.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is considered to be endangered in parts its range because of changing water courses for irrigation purposes and the increased expansion of agriculture.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998. Platanus orientalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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