Planetree Maple, Sycamore Maple
Acer pseudoplatanus
Family Aceraceae

* Leaves 5-lobed, toothed, opposite.
* Flowers greenish-yellow, 3-6".
* Paired seeds form a right angle.
* Height: To 90'.

Natural History:
* Ornamental.
* Introduced from East Asia.

* Over 150 species of maple exist; most of them are found in east Asia. Only 12 species are native to the United States and Canada.

* Syrup can be made from the sap of the Planetree Maple.


Created by: Allaire Diamond and Jiasuey Hsu
Maintained by: Nick Rodenhouse
Created: July 31, 1998
Last Modified: November 21, 2008