This series of Key Plant, Key Pests publications are designed for Florida gardeners, horticulturalists, and landscape professionals to help identify common pests associated with regional flora. This new 6-page publication of the UF/IFAS Environmental Horticulture Department helps identify the most common pests found on trees in the sycamore group, Platanus spp., and it provides information and general management recommendations for sycamore lace bug, bacterial leaf scorch, powdery mildew, anthracnose, and canker stain. Written by Matthew Borden, Kelly Laplante, Juanita Popenoe, Adam Dale, Caroline R. Warwick, and Brian Pearson.
-H Forest Resources http://sfrc.ufl.edu/extension/4h/foresthealth/diseases/powdmild.html
Engelbrecht, C.J.; Harrington, T.C. 2005. Intersterility, morphology and taxonomy of Ceratocystis fimbriata on sweet potato, cacao and sycamore. Mycologia. 97(1):57-69 https://doi.org/10.1080/15572536.2006.11832839
Gilman, E. F., D. G. Watson, R. W. Klein, A. K. Koeser, D. R. Hilber, and D. C. McLean. Revised December 2018. Platanus occidentalis: Sycamore. University of Florida/IFAS Publication: ENH643. https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/st484
Halbert, S. E. and J. R. Meeker. Reviewed December 2017. Sycamore Lace Bug, Corythucha ciliata (Say) (Insecta: Hemiptera: Tingidae). University of Florida/IFAS Publication: EENY190. https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in347
Knox, G. W. Revised May 2020. Rzedowski's Sycamore (Platanus rzedowskii), a Smaller Alternative to American Sycamore. University of Florida/IFAS Publication: ENH1241. https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep502
Knox, G. W and D. G. Watson. Reviewed February 2014. Platanus orientalis var. digitata: Cut-Leaf Oriental Planetree. University of Florida/IFAS Publication: ENH645. https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/st486
Knox, G. W and D. G. Watson. Reviewed February 2014. Platanus x acerifolia 'Bloodgood': 'Bloodgood' London Planetree. University of Florida/IFAS Publication: ENH646. https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/st487
Knox, G. W and D. G. Watson. Reviewed February 2014. Platanus x acerifolia 'Liberty': 'Liberty' London Planetree. University of Florida/IFAS Publication: ENH647. https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/st488
Mizell, R. F., P. C. Andersen, C. Tipping, and B. V. Brodbeck. Reviewed January 2015. Xylella Fastidiosa Diseases and Their Leafhopper Vectors. University of Florida/IFAS Publication: ENY-683. https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in174
Partyka, R. E., J. W. Rimelspach, B. G. Joyner, and S. A. Carver. 1980. Woody Ornamentals. 1st Ed., p 318. ChemLawn Corporation, Columbus OH.
Sinclair, W. A., & Lyon, H. H. 2005. Diseases of trees and shrubs (No. Ed. 2). Comstock Publishing Associates.
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