Species Detail

Platanus occidentalis L.
Sycamore or Buttonwood


Scientific Name:  
Platanus occidentalis L.
Common Name:  
Sycamore or Buttonwood
Myaamia Name:  
kaakihšaahkatwi
Uses:  
Medicinal, Material
Harvest Seasons:  
Undetermined
Habitats:  
Undetermined
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Undetermined

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Platanus occidentalis L.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Use - Medicinal  sycamore cut up to make syrup and tea
No Reference Specified Use - Medicinal  bark used to make tea for treatment of diarrhea
No Reference Specified Use - Unknown  leaves and bark used
No Reference Specified Use - Unknown  "kaakihsaahkatwi; sycamore tree"
No Reference Specified Use - Unknown  "kokshaukautwee; sycamore"
No Reference Specified Use - Unknown  "cotshacotwi; sycomore"
No Reference Specified Use - Unknown  "cakijacat8i"
No Reference Specified Use - Unknown  "kakishaxkatwi; sycamore"
No Reference Specified Use - Unknown  "kakinjakat8i"; sycamore
Botanical Sources  
Platanus occidentalis L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   Occurs in moist or wet alluvial soils
Related Sources  
Platanus occidentalis L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   used in construction. Human-charred sycamore timbers were recovered from an early 19th century Miami village site at the forks of the Wabash River (Ft Wayne), 1795-1812 (Ehler Site).
No Reference Specified   The Peoria of OK cut up [tender shoots and leaves] to make syrup and tea