Taxon  Report   6633 
Platanus racemosa  Nutt.
California sycamore,  Western sycamore
Platanus racemosa
© 2009 Keir Morse
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Platanus racemosa
© 2003 Michael Charters
Platanus racemosa
© 2015 Zoya Akulova
Platanus racemosa, a dicot, is a tree that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Platanus racemosa
© 2002 Lynn Watson
Genus: Platanus
Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian
Habitat: streambanks
Wetlands: Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Platanus racemosa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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:   (Accessed: Mar 17, 2018).

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