Acer pseudoplatanus L.
  • Sp. Pl.
  • Sycamore

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Acer pseudoplatanus L. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 20 Oct 2020'

General Information

"Tall tree with rough-looking, coarsely crenate and 5- lobed lvs, the lobes and teeth never sharply acuminate; fls yellowish-green, numerous in slender drooping panicles 6–15 cm; sep and pet subequal, 4–5 mm; disk extrastaminal; style deeply cleft; mericarps 3–4 cm, somewhat distended over the seed but not reticulate, the wings diverging at an angle of 60–90°; 2n=52. Native of Europe and w. Asia, occasionally escaped from cult. May."

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    Distribution Map

    • Native distribution
    Found in
    • Europe Northern Europe Ireland


    Nationally Preferred Names


    Other Local Names

    Crann sicimírIrishIE
    Crann bánIrishIE
    Great mapleEnglishIE
    Crann siceamóirIrishIE


    • 1 "Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp."
    • 2 Sp. Pl.

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    Irish Vernacular Names
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    Global Tree Search
    BGCI. 2018. GlobalTreeSearch online database. Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Richmond, U.K. Available at Accessed on 30/11/2018.
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    World Flora Online consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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