Platanus orientalis

Oriental plane
Platanus orientalis tree.JPG
Scientific classification edit
P. orientalis
Binomial name
Platanus orientalis

Platanus orientalis, the Old World sycamore, or Oriental plane,[2] is a large, deciduous tree of the Platanaceae family, growing to 30 m (98 ft) or more,[3] and known for its longevity and spreading crown.


The species name means 'eastern'. (In comparison, the 'western' plane (or American sycamore) is named Platanus occidentalis) The eastern plane's original distribution was eastward from the Balkans. The tree was called platane in ancient Greek history and literature and by related names in continental Europe. Equally well known in Asia and from Anatolia to India and usually called chinar or chenar. In the Kashmir Valley region, the native Kashmiri word for the tree is boonyi.

Other Languages
العربية: دلب مشرقي
azərbaycanca: Şərq çinarı
български: Източен чинар
brezhoneg: Platan-ar-Reter
Cymraeg: Pilcoes
français: Platane d'Orient
한국어: 버즘나무
hornjoserbsce: Narańša platana
kaszëbsczi: Wschòdnô platana
македонски: Чинар
മലയാളം: ചിനാർ
Nederlands: Oosterse plataan
پنجابی: چنار
Simple English: Platanus orientalis
slovenščina: Vzhodna platana
Türkçe: Doğu çınarı
українська: Платан східний
اردو: چنار
中文: 法桐