Aesculus hippocastanum

ClassificationDicots
FamilySapindaceae
Family (Traditional)
GenusAesculus
Species:Aesculus hippocastanum L.
Common NameHorse Chestnut
Growth Habittree
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Woody; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: tree; Region of Origin: Europe; Reproductive Phenology: May; Leaf Arrangement: opposite; Leaf Complexity: compound; Leaf Dissection: 1; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: palmate; Leaflet Margins: dentate; Leaflet Margins: serrate; Leaflet Number: 5; Base Flower Color: Yellow; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Type: Nut; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Overall Flower Symmetry: Zygomorphic; Pistil Number: 1; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; GNR (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

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.

Counties included on distribution map: Campbell (KY), Madison (KY), Warren (KY), Claiborne (TN), Davidson (TN), Franklin (TN), Giles (TN), Jackson (TN), Knox (TN), Montgomery (TN), Putnam (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: MTSU, UOS, APSC, BEREA, EKY, HTTU, KNK, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1968 - 2005

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100483690 Madison Kentucky 21 Apr 2005 Kelly L. Byrd
9
EKY
Aesculus hippocastanum
31973000014031 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Aesculus hippocastanum
31973000014032 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Aesculus hippocastanum
TENN-V-0144514 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Aesculus hippocastanum
TENN-V-0144512 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Aesculus hippocastanum
TENN-V-0144515 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Aesculus hippocastanum
APSC0012589 Montgomery Tennessee 25 Sep 1980 Edward W. Chester
4525
APSC
Aesculus hippocastanum
APSC0106839 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Aesculus hippocastanum
HTTU016011 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Aesculus hippocastanum
HTTU028584 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Aesculus hippocastanum
HTTU016012 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Aesculus hippocastanum
MTSU014304 Davidson Tennessee 07 Oct 1979 WM Ponath
38
MTSU
Aesculus hippocastanum
MTSU014300 Davidson Tennessee 12 Sep 1981 Pat Hayes
67
MTSU
Aesculus hippocastanum
MTSU014302 Davidson Tennessee 02 Nov 1980 Becky Stevens
56
MTSU
Aesculus hippocastanum
31234100757812 Madison Kentucky 08 May 1975 J. Stuart Lassetter
2400
EKY
Aesculus hippocastanum
BEREA020475 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Aesculus hippocastanum
BEREA020473 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Aesculus hippocastanum
BEREA020474 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Aesculus hippocastanum
31973000021842 Campbell Kentucky 12 Sep 1978 Thieret, John
50748
KNK
Aesculus hippocastanum
TENN-V-0144513 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Aesculus hippocastanum
TENN-V-0144511 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Aesculus hippocastanum
MTSU014211 Giles Tennessee 20 Apr 1988 David McGavock
MTSU
Aesculus hippocastanum
MTSU014212 Franklin Tennessee 17 Apr 1988 Mary P. Priestley
MTSU
Aesculus hippocastanum
MTSU014213 Davidson Tennessee 25 Apr 1989 Guy Murphree
MTSU
Aesculus hippocastanum
UOS05908 Franklin Tennessee 22 Apr 1972 Henry Hughes
UOS
Aesculus hippocastanum
UOS05910 Franklin Tennessee 28 Apr 1968 Gallager
UOS
Aesculus hippocastanum
N/A Franklin Tennessee 28 Apr 1968 Galleger
UOS
Aesculus hippocastanum
UOS05911 Franklin Tennessee 22 Apr 1972 William Drake
UOS
Aesculus hippocastanum
UOS05909 Franklin Tennessee 28 Apr 1969 Hagler
UOS
Aesculus hippocastanum
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