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Platanus occidentalis L.
American sycamore or buttonwood


Entry Type:  
Species
Scientific Name:  
Platanus occidentalis L.
Common Name:  
American sycamore or buttonwood
Myaamia Name:  
kaakhšaahkatwi
Description:  

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Costa, D. 2005 Related Info 

"kakinjakat8i", sycamore

Dunn, J.P. ca. 1900 Related Info 

"kaakihšaahkatwi, sycamore tree"

Trowbridge, C. 1824-5 Related Info 

"kokshaukaūtwee, sycamore"

Olds, J., Olds, D. and D. Tippman 1999 Use - Medicinal 

Bark used to make tea for treatment of diarrhea.

Rafert, S. 1989 Related Info 

"cotshacotwi, sycamore"

Burns, N.L. 1938 Use - Food 

Sycamore cut up to make syrup and tea.

Burns, N.L. 1938 Related Info 

The Peoria of Oklahoma cut up [tender shoots and leaves] to make syrup and tea.

Tar Creek Superfund Report 2003 Use - Food 

Leaves and bark used.

Gravier, J. ca. 1700 Related Info 

"cakijacat8i" 'cottonier, arbre’

Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Related Info 

"kakisháxkatwi, sycamore"

Botanical Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Data Comments
Gleason, H.A. and Cronquist, A. 1991 Habitat Occurs in moist or wet alluvial soils
Related Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Data Comments
Bush, L. L 1996  

Human-charred sycamore timbers were recovered from an early 19th century Myaamia village site at the forks of the Wabash River (Ft. Wayne), 1795-1812 (Ehler Site).