Aesculus hippocastanum

Species:Aesculus hippocastanum L.
Common Name:Horse Chestnut
Habitat:Occasionally cultivated as an ornamental and persisting around old homesites.
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Growth Habit:Tree
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Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Not Native
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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FamilySAPINDACEAE - Soapberry family
Genus Aesculus
Species Aesculus hippocastanum L. - Horse Chestnut


Citation Aesculus hippocastanum Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 344. 1753.
Basionym: **
Type: Without data, Herb. Clifford, 142, Aesculus No. 1 (lectotype: BM). Lectotypified by Barrie, Regnum Veg. 127: 15. 1993.

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No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Cleburne, DeKalb

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ALNHS, JSU

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
JSU125789 Cleburne 22 Jun 1981 Whetstone, R. David
Aesculus hippocastanum Linnaeus
ALNHS00003780 DeKalb 7 May 2016 Barger, T. Wayne
Aesculus hippocastanum L.
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