Plant Identification Database:
Platanaceae (Sycamore)
Order: Hamamelidales; Class: Dicotyledonae

The plant data on this site are a record of Bob Ronnow's field observations
which vary in accuracy and change with experience. For accurate and complete
information please use the links provided for each plant species and family.

Plant Families
Glossary of Botanical Terms

CLASSIFICATION
LEAVES
FLOWERS
FRUIT
STEM
ECOLOGY
CLASSIFICATION
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Genus
LV: Attachment
LV: Shape
LV: Edge
LV: Apex/Base
LV: Size/Surface
FL: Petals/Sepals
FL: Color
FL: Arrangement
FL: Size/Season
FL: Stamen/Pistil/Ovary
FR: Type
FR: Color
FR: Size/Season
ST: Type/Size/Growth
ST: Surface/Color
ST: Buds/Roots
EC: Edible
EC: Habitat
EC: Observations
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Other Names
LV: alternate, simple, palmately lobed, 4-7", pulvinous, stipulate, tomentose young leaves; FL: actinomorphic, minute, globose, pendulous, imperfect, ovary superior; FR: achene, linear, 4-angled, bristles, globose head; ST: tree, exfoliating, zigzag twigs, buds valvate; EC: o. riparian
alternate, pulvinous, stipulate simple, palmately lobed , 4-7", tomentose young leaves actinomorphic globose, pendulous minute imperfect, O: superior achene, linear, 4-angled, bristles, globose head tree exfoliating, zigzag twigs B: valvate o. riparian LV: alternate, simple, palmately lobed, 4-7", pulvinous, stipulate, tomentose young leaves; FL: actinomorphic, minute, globose, pendulous, imperfect, ovary superior; FR: achene linear 4-angled bristles, globose head; ST: tree, exfoliating, zigzag twigs, buds valvate; EC: o. riparian
Arizona sycamore Platanus wrightii Platanus Cleft Green/Brown Tree, >12' Smooth, White Riparian AZ Arizona sycamore Platanus wrightii
Sycamore Platanus occidentalis Platanus Sycamore Platanus occidentalis American sycamore, American planetree, occidental plane, buttonwood
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Genus
LV: Attachment
LV: Shape
LV: Edge
LV: Apex/Base
LV: Size/Surface
FL: Petals/Sepals
FL: Color
FL: Arrangement
FL: Size/Season
FL: Stamen/Pistil/Ovary
FR: Type
FR: Color
FR: Size/Season
ST: Type/Size/Growth
ST: Surface/Color
ST: Buds/Roots
EC: Edible
EC: Habitat
EC: Observations
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Other Names
CLASSIFICATION
LEAVES
FLOWERS
FRUIT
STEM
ECOLOGY
CLASSIFICATION