Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
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|This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the Spanish Wikipedia. (December 2009)|
Platanaceae is a family of flowering plants. It has been recognized by almost all taxonomists, and is sometimes called the "plane-tree family". The plane-tree is referenced in Pliny the Younger's letter to Domitius Apollinaris as part of his description of his Tuscan Villa located somewhere in Tuscany in the 1st Century.
The family consists of only a single living genus Platanus, of six to ten species of tall trees, native to temperate and subtropical regions of the Northern Hemisphere. The hybrid London plane is widely planted in cities worldwide.
The APG II system of 2003 allows the option of including it in the family Proteaceae, or treating it as distinct as a segregate family. In as far as APG II accepts the family it is placed in the order Proteales, in the clade eudicots. This represents a slight change from the APG system, of 1998, which did accept this family.
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