Platanus orientalis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Hamamelidales Platanaceae

Scientific Name: Platanus orientalis L.
Common Name(s):
English Oriental Plane-tree
Taxonomic Source(s): The Plant List. 2016. The Plant List. Version 1.1. RBG Kew. Available at:

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
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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.
Countries occurrence:
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.
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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.

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.

Bibliography [top]

Borodin, A.M. et al. 1985. Krasnaya kniga SSSR: redkie i nakhodyashchiesya pod ugrozoi ischeznoveniya vidy zhivotnykh i rastenii. - izdanie vtoroe [2]: tom pervyi - vtoroi [1-2]. Lesnaya Promyshlennost, Moscow.

FAO Forestry Department. 1986. Databook on endangered tree and shrub species and their provenances. FAO, Rome.

Güner, A. and Zielinski, J. 1996. The conservation status of Turkish woody flora. In: D.R. Hunt (ed.) Temperate trees under threat, pp.12. Proceedings of an International Dendrological Society Symposium on the conservation status of temperate trees, 30 Sept.-1 Oct. 1994, University of Bonn, Bonn.

Oldfield, S., Lusty, C. and MacKinven, A. (compilers). 1998. The World List of Threatened Trees. World Conservation Press, Cambridge, UK.

Tutin, T.G., Heywood, V.H., Burges, N.A., Valentine, D.H., Walters, S.M. and Webb, D.A. (eds) 1995. Flora Europaea Volumes 1-5. Electronic dataset supplied by R.J Pankhurst, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

Velchev, V., Kozuharov, S., Bondev, I., Kuzmanov, B. and Markova, M. 1984. Chervena kniga na NR Bulgariya: izcheznali, zastrasheni ot izchezvane i redki rasteniya i zhivotni: tom 1. Rasteniya. Izdatelstvo na Bulgarskata Akademiya na Naukite, Sofiya.

Walter, K.S. and Gillett, H.J. (eds). 1998. 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. IUCN – The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1998. Platanus orientalis. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T33951A9824290. . Downloaded on 19 November 2017.
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