Acer pseudoplatanus

Family (Traditional)
Species:Acer pseudoplatanus L.
Common NameSycamore Maple; Bergahorn
Growth Habittree
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Woody; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: tree; Region of Origin: Europe; Reproductive Phenology: March; Reproductive Phenology: April; Leaf Arrangement: opposite; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: palmate; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Green; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Samara; Fruit Type: Schizocarp; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Pistil Number: 1; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 4; Stamen Number: 5; Stamen Number: 6; Stamen Number: 7; Stamen Number: 8; Stamen Number: 9; Stamen Number: 10; Stamen Number: 11; Stamen Number: 12
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Acer pseudoplatanus var. purpureum Acer pseudoplatanus var. purpureum

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Fayette (KY), Jefferson (KY), Rutherford (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, MTSU

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1926 - 1989

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
BEREA021968 Fayette Kentucky
Acer pseudoplatanus
MTSU013922 Rutherford Tennessee 03 Oct 1989 M.B.
Acer pseudoplatanus
31234100192721 Fayette Kentucky 21 May 1928 KY Agricultural Experiment Station
Acer pseudoplatanus
APSC0074449 Jefferson Kentucky
Acer pseudoplatanus
APSC0051950 Fayette Kentucky 22 Jul 1926 Eugene Simpson
Acer pseudoplatanus
BEREA021967 Fayette Kentucky
Acer pseudoplatanus
31234100192739 Fayette Kentucky 28 Apr 1969 W. Meijer
Acer pseudoplatanus
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