Latin name applied by Linnaeus.
Deciduous trees. Leaves palmately compound, opposite; leaflets 4-9, toothed. Flowers in upright clusters. Fruit a capsule with 1-3 large seeds.
Grown for the attractive soft, leafy canopy, palmate leaves, interesting ornamental fruit capsules and seeds.
About 13 species from America and Eurasia.
Seed, grafting, budding or layers.
Large, mostly sticky winter buds; leaves opposite and palmately compound, without stipules; ovary superior, of 3 united carpels.
Source: (2002). Hippocastanaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.