Talk:Platanus

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Where do they grow? It just says "Northern Hemisphere" and "wetlands." Is that as specific as we know? Torie 14:19, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

No, we can be more specific, but the specific habitats are for the species. This is the talk page for the genus. (btw, please start new topics at the bottom of the page, and add a header.) Imc 23:39, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

Names[edit]

I believe the agreed-upon convention for genera and species is that, when there is a common name, that they would be placed under the common name rather than the scientific. Are you justifying this move on the basis that sycamore is more an American name (aka plane tree)? By the way, please register and sign your work. --jaknouse

I think it's confusing to describe three separate types of tree in one article, especially when there's a taxobox for one. But maybe there's a better name that could be used for the Platanus article?

Pic. of trees in London[edit]

I added "Alexandra park avenue.jpg" which I came across in another article. However, I know nothing about trees so can someone else check the trees depicted are planes? --A bit iffy 05:32, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

I removed this;

[[Image:Alexandra park avenue.jpg|thumb|A plane-tree lined avenue in Alexandra Park, London]]

They are not planes, the trunk and bark are quite different. They may be a maple, since some of the leaves in the foreground could be plane leaf shaped. Also, I know the park somewhat, and I don't remember any avenue of planes. Imc 08:09, 15 March 2006 (UTC)
They are a Tilia species (lime/linden) - MPF 10:50, 15 March 2006 (UTC)