Species name:

Aesculus hippocastanum

Taxonomy

Species

hippocastanum

Nomenclature Melissopalynology

Aesculus hippocastanum

Classifier

L.

Distribution

North and Central America, Europe, South Africa, South Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Kazakhstan

Utility

It is used for starch, tannin, as a dye, as soap and for the wood. It is used in Medicine for its properties. It is widely cultivated for ornament in streets and parks throughout the temperate world. In Britain and Ireland, the seeds are used for the popular children's game conkers. The flower is the symbol of the city of Kiev. Biodiversity.

Flowering time

IV - V

Pollen colour

Mauvish, Maroon (colorless)

Pollen

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Nectar

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Pollen characteristic

Polar View: Circular
Aesculus hippocastanum
Aesculus hippocastanum
Aesculus hippocastanum
Equatorial view : Subprolate
Aesculus hippocastanum
Aesculus hippocastanum
Aesculus hippocastanum