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Indian Horse-chestnut Aesculus indica (Hippocastanaceae) HEIGHT to 30m. Large, broadly columnar tree with a thick trunk. Resembles Horse-chestnut, but more graceful, especially in winter outline. BARK Smooth, greyish-green or pink-tinged. BRANCHES Ascending, but with pendulous twigs and shoots. LEAVES Resemble those of Horse-chestnut but leaflets are narrower, stalked and finely toothed, to 25cm long; bronze tinged when young, green in summer, turning yellow or orange in autumn. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Flowers open in midsummer, white or pale pink with bright-yellow blotches and long stamens extending out of flower; yellow blotch becomes red as flower matures. Flower spikes erect, to 30cm long. Stalked brown fruits are pear-shaped and scaly with up to 3 seeds. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native of Himalayas. Planted here occasionally.
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Indian Horse-chestnut Aesculus indica (Hippocastanaceae) HEIGHT to 30m. Large, broadly columnar tree with a thick trunk. Resembles Horse-chestnut, but more graceful, especially in winter outline. BARK Smooth, greyish-green or pink-tinged. BRANCHES Ascending, but with pendulous twigs and shoots. LEAVES Resemble those of Horse-chestnut but leaflets are narrower, stalked and finely toothed, to 25cm long; bronze tinged when young, green in summer, turning yellow or orange in autumn. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Flowers open in midsummer, white or pale pink with bright-yellow blotches and long stamens extending out of flower; yellow blotch becomes red as flower matures. Flower spikes erect, to 30cm long. Stalked brown fruits are pear-shaped and scaly with up to 3 seeds. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native of Himalayas. Planted here occasionally.

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Date: 3 Jul 2013
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