Learn more about pollen - Plane tree

Oct. 1, 2015

Plane tree (Species, Platanus sp.; Family, Platanaceae)

The Plane tree or Platanus sp. is a genus comprising a small number of tree species native to the Northern Hemisphere. They are the sole living members of the family Platanaceae. The trees are tall, reaching 30–50 m and they are deciduous. The hybrid London Plane has proved particularly tolerant of urban conditions. They are wind-pollinated and produce large amounts of pollen during September and October.


Plane tree pollen is capable of causing hay fever and bronchial asthma.

Distribution of Plane tree (Atlas of Living Australia occurrence map)

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