Genera : 2

Species: 13


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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.