Ohio buckeye

  • Latin name: Aesculus glabra Willd.
  • French name: Marronnier glabre
  • Synonym(s): Fetid buckeye
  • Taxonomic Serial Number: 28718
Description

Leaves

  • Leaf - Ohio buckeye

Form

  • Palmately compound
  • 5–7 leaflets
  • Leaflets taper-pointed
  • Almost stalkless
  • Lower surface hairy

Length

  • Leaflets 6–15 cm

Colour

  • Upper surface yellowish-green
  • Lower surface paler

Autumn colour

  • Orange or yellow

Margin

  • Unevenly saw-toothed

Petiole

  • 6–15 cm

Buds

  • Lateral bud and leaf scar - Ohio buckeye

Form

  • Terminal bud present, pointed
  • With a non-sticky powdery coating
  • Leaf scars horseshoe-shaped
  • With 3 vein scars

Length

  • 15–18 mm

Width

  • Widest at middle

Colour

  • Reddish

Twigs

  • Winter twig - Ohio buckeye

Form

  • Stout, becoming hairless

Colour

  • Reddish-brown
  • Lenticels orange

Flowers

Form

  • Narrowly bell-shaped
  • 4 petals in panicles
  • Odour unpleasant

Length

  • 15–35 mm

Colour

  • Yellowish-green

Structure

  • Polygamo-monoecious

Fruits

  • Fruit - Ohio buckeye
  • Seed - Ohio buckeye

Form

  • Covered with blunt spines
  • 1–3 seeds

Length

  • 25–50 mm

Width

  • 20–35 mm

Colour

  • Light brownish-green

Structure

  • Capsule

Bark

Form

  • Rough and furrowed with scaly plates

Colour

  • Grey becoming dark brown

Size

Height

  • To 15 m

Diameter

  • To 50 cm

Maximum age

  • 80 years

Habitat

Light tolerance

  • Tolerates shade
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