Platanus spp.

Plane trees


The Platanus genus covers several tree species native to the Northern Hemisphere. They are commonly known as plane trees. Diseases that affect this genus include plane anthracnose (Apiognomonia veneta), a fungal disease that can defoliate the trees, Ceratocystis platani, a wilt disease which has become a serious problem in much of Europe, and powdery mildew, which occurs frequently. The larvae of some Lepidoptera species feed on plane trees.