Aesculus indica (Cambess.) Hook.

Indian Horse Chestnut

Tree to about 25 m tall with new growth and petioles red in the spring. Leaflets 7, to 20 cm long, distinctly stalked. Flower clusters 20-30 cm long. Petals 4, the upper one white and longer, with a red-yellow patch at the base, the others pale pink. Fruit rough but not prickly. Uncommon in cultivation in Australia.


Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Hippocastanaceae. In: Spencer, R.. 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.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Sapindales
family       Sapindaceae
genus        Aesculus L.