Sycamore can refer to different trees dependent on the region of the world where it is found.
- The sycamore of the Bible was a type of fig.
- The sycamore in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in continental Europe is a type of maple tree.
- In North America, the sycamore usually refers to either the American Sycamore or the California Sycamore. Either of these may also be referred to as 'plane' trees or button trees. Found in nature, the sycamore is distinctive from its large, 5-lobed leaves.
Sycamore wood is distinctive in appearance by the veins that run throughout the wood. In some instances these can be similar in appearance to Lacewood.
Sycamore shows spalt well because of its light color.