Author: Jan Scholten
English: Plantain family.
Botany: 1 genus, Platanus.
This family consists of one genus, Platanus, the plantain tree. In Apg3 it is included in Proteales.
The theme is that of a protector of a village, a kind of mayor, official or unofficial. It looks very much like the Fagales. The difference is that it is more on a personal level, like friends in a small village.