Aesculus species. BUCKEYE.
HIPPOCASTANACEAE (Horse chestnut family)

Aesculus californica | Aesculus × carnea | Aesculus hippocastanum | Aesculus octandra | Aesculus pavia

Illustration: McMinn, Howard E. and Evelyn Maino. 1951. An illustrated manual of Pacific coast trees; with lists of trees recommended for various uses on the Pacific coast by H. W. Shepherd. 2d ed. Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press.

Illustrations (links open new windows): view toward buckeye wood near Littlefied Center | Aesculus gallery

Additions/Revisions: Canopy Trees for Palo Alto Tree Library

Name derivation, genus: Aesculus: the Latin name for a kind of oak bearing edible acorns but applied by Linnaeus to this genus, from California Plant Names

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