Calflora
Taxon  Report   6633    
Platanus racemosa  Nutt.
California sycamore,  Western sycamore
Platanus racemosa
© 2002 Lynn Watson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Platanus racemosa
© 2009 Keir Morse
Platanus racemosa
© 2015 Zoya Akulova
Platanus racemosa, a dicot, is a tree that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Platanus racemosa
© 2018 Ron Vanderhoff
Family: PLATANACEAE  
Genus: Platanus
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

Wetlands:
Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: streambanks

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Platanus racemosa var. racemosa
More information about  Platanus racemosa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (PLRA)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 17, 2018).

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