Sycamore is a name which has been applied to several types of trees, but with somewhat similar leaf forms. The name derives from the ancient Greek συκόμορος (sūkomoros) meaning "fig-mulberry".

Species of trees known as sycamore:

  • Acer pseudoplatanus, a species of maple native to central Europe and southwestern Asia
  • Ficus sycomorus, the sycamore (or sycomore) of the Bible; a species of fig, also called the sycamore fig or fig-mulberry, native to the Middle East and eastern Africa
  • Platanus orientalis, chinar tree (Old World sycamore)


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