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Tree, generally monoecious, wind-pollinated; hairs many-branched.
Stem: bark peeling in scaly plates, leaving ± smooth areas of various colors, in age dark, thick, fissured; twig hairs dense.
Leaf: simple, alternate, deciduous; lobes, veins generally 3,5(7), palmate; stipules generally leaf-like, free or fused around stem, shed by leaf maturity or not; petiole at base dilated, hollow, ± covering bud; blade hairs dense, ± 0 in age.
Inflorescence: heads 1–7, ± evenly spaced on axis, spheric, many-flowered, sessile or on pendent peduncles, generally unisexual; staminate breaking apart in age; pistillate persistent; bracts subtending heads, flowers.
Flower: unisexual; calyx cup-shaped, sepals (0)3–6(8), free or united basally.
Staminate flower: petals 3–6, minute or vestigial, fleshy or scale-like; stamens 3–6(8), alternate petals, anthers subsessile, axis above anther expanded, disk-like, ± peltate; carpels vestigial or 0.
Pistillate flower: petals 3–6, minute, or generally 0; staminodes often 3–4; carpels (3)5–9, free, ovary of each superior, 1-chambered, generally 1-ovuled, with 1 ± linear style.
Fruit: achenes in spheric head, small, each with hairs from base, shorter hairs up the side; style persistent, beak-like, or deciduous.
1 genus, ± 8 species: n temperate; some cultivated for ornamental, shade; wood generally of limited commercial value. [Feng et al. 2005 Syst Bot 30:786–799] —Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Unabridged genera in family: 1 genus, ± 8 species: n temp; some cult for ornamental, shade; wood generally of limited commercial value, although long ago used for buttons, the trees then called buttonwood.
Unabridged note: Lvs and twigs with many-branched hairs, each comprising a single multicellular central axis with unicellular lateral, generally whorled rays.
(Greek: probably broad, for leaves) Fr length excludes style.Key to Platanus
Stem: 10–35 m, often leaning; base < 1(2+) m wide; outer bark light gray, tan, inner paler.
Leaf: stipules 2–3 cm, generally persistent after maturity; petiole 3–8 cm; blade ± 10–25 cm, ± round, glabrous to ± hairy adaxially, tomentose abaxially.
Staminate flower: sepals 0; petals free.
Pistillate flower: sepals free; style red-tipped, stigma maroon, glabrous.
Fruit: head 2–3 cm, ± sessile; achene 7–10 mm, top truncate or tapered, basal hairs ± 2/3 fruit, persistent on fruit head; style generally persistent.
2n=42. Common. Streamsides, canyons, arroyos; < 2000 m. Cascade Range Foothills, c&s Sierra Nevada Foothills, Tehachapi Mountain Area, Great Central Valley, Central Western California, Southwestern California, Mojave Desert (Mojave River, n of Victorville), nw Sonoran Desert;
Previous taxon: Platanus × hispanica
Next taxon: Plumbaginaceae
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) [year] Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html [accessed on month, day, year]
Citation for an individual treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] [year]. [Taxon name] in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, [URL for treatment]. Accessed on [month, day, year].
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