Hippocastanaceae

 
 

 

Genera : 2

Species: 13

 

Links to Image Genus Directories:

Aesculus

Links to Dendrology Genus Directories:

Aesculus

 

Distribution: Mainly north temperate, with one genus extending into northern South America.

 

Economic Uses: As the source of buckeyes and horsechestnuts and used as a timber tree in the southeastern US.

Defining Features of Interest: The family is distinctive in the order Sapindales because of its leathery fruit, its palmate leaves and its large seeds.

 

Fossil Evidence:No known fossil record.