Taxon: Aesculus californica (Spach) Nutt.

 
Genus: Aesculus
    Section: Macrothyrsus
Family: Sapindaceae
  Subfamily: Hippocastanoideae
      Tribe: Hippocastaneae
Nomen number: 1622
Place of publication: J. Torrey & A. Gray, Fl. N. Amer. 1:251. 1838
Comments:
  • • authorship verified from original literature
  • • because the combination was ascribed to Nuttall, and he was acknowledged in the preface to the work for his contribution, he is the author of this name (Melbourne ICN Art. 46.2)
Name Verified on: 02-Jan-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 21-May-2013
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • California buckeye  (Source: F CalifJep) - English
  • kalifornische Rosskastanie  (Source: Zander Ency) - German

Economic Importance:

  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kingsbury; Lampe & McCann)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California

References:

  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • Foster, S. & C. Hobbs A field guide to Western medicinal plants and herbs. 2002 (W Med Pl Herbs)
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California. 1993 (F CalifJep)
  • Kingsbury, J. M. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. 1964 (Kingsbury)
  • Lampe, K. F. & M. A. McCann AMA handbook of poisonous and injurious plants. 1985 (Lampe & McCann)
  • Moerman, D. Native American ethnobotany, ed. 5. 1998 (Nat Amer Ethnobot)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)

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Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image