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
Burns, N.L. 2003 Use - Medicinal  sycamore cut up to make syrup and tea
Olds, Julie, Olds, Dustin and Dani Tippman 1999 Use - Medicinal  bark used to make tea for treatment of diarrhea
Report made by the Peoria, Eastern Shawnee, Wyandotte, Seneca-Cayuga, Miami and Ottawa Tribes. 2003, September 2 Use - Unknown  leaves and bark used
Dunn, J.P. Circa 1900 Use - Unknown  "kaakihsaahkatwi; sycamore tree"
No Reference Specified Use - Unknown 
No Reference Specified Use - Unknown 
Gravier, J. ca. 1700 Use - Unknown  "cakijacat8i"
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Use - Unknown  "kakishaxkatwi; sycamore"
Pinet, P.F. 1696-circa 1700 Use - Unknown  "kakinjakat8i"; sycamore
Botanical Sources  
Platanus occidentalis L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. 1991   Occurs in moist or wet alluvial soils
Related Sources  
Platanus occidentalis L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Bush, L. L 1996   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).
Burns, N.L. 2003   The Peoria of OK cut up [tender shoots and leaves] to make syrup and tea