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Aesculus hippocastanum

Aesculus

by Science Staff
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Last modified: 01/09/2012

Nomenclature

Aesculus L., Sp. Pl. 344. 1753. Gen. Pl. 161. 1754 (also spelled “Esculus” and “Oesculus”). Hippocastanum Mill., Gard. Dict. Abr. ed. 4. 1754 nom. illeg. (Art. 52.1). Pawia Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 1: 145. 1891 nom. illeg. (Art. 52.1). LECTOTYPE: Aesculus hippocastanum L. designated by Britton & Brown (1913).

Pavia Mill., Gard. Dict. abr. ed. 4. 1754. TYPE: Pavia octandria Mill. (Aesculus pavia L.).

Paviana Raf., Fl. Ludov. 87. 1817. TYPE: Unknown.

Neobropsis Raf., Alsogr. Amer. 68. 1838. TYPE: Unknown.

Macrothyrsus Spach, Ann. Sci. Nat. Bot. ser. 2. 2: 61. 1834. TYPE: Macrothyrsus discolor Spach, nom. illeg. (Aesculus parviflora Walter).

Key to the species of Aesculus

1. Flowers about 2 cm across...Aesculus hippocastanum
1. Flowers about 1 cm across...Aesculus parviflora

List of Aesculus Species

References

References to Aesculus

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