Acer pseudoplatanus L.

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Acer pseudoplatanus

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Carpark at Lardon Chase, Streatley Hill, Berkshire

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Kent number: 99/1/4
BRC number: 920000005
Common names: Sycamore (English)
Status: Neophyte
BSBI Species Code: A1
Deciduous tree to 30 m with glabrous branchlets. Milky latex absent. Leaves 5-lobed; petiole often red; lamina large (7-15 cm), lobes acute, coarsely serrate. Flowers numerous, in pendulous panicles, appearing with the leaves. Fruits glabrous, with wings spreading at at an angle of c. 90 degrees.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In woods and hedgerows.
Altitude range: (metres) 0 - 490 m
Flowering time:Apr - Jun
Worldwide distribution:
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 26 July 2008


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BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Acer pseudoplatanus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Acer pseudoplatanus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Acer pseudoplatanus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Acer pseudoplatanus
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Acer pseudoplatanus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Acer pseudoplatanus
Ispot: Acer pseudoplatanus
JSTOR Plant Science: Acer pseudoplatanus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Acer pseudoplatanus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Acer pseudoplatanus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Acer pseudoplatanus
Tropicos: Acer pseudoplatanus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, 2008-24

Hyde, M.A. (2024). UK Flora: Species information: Acer pseudoplatanus., retrieved 27 May 2024

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