(horse chestnut, buckeye; family Hippocastanaceae)
A genus of deciduous trees that have large, sticky buds, opposite palmate leaves, and showy terminal panicles of white or red flowers. There are about 13 species, 1 found in deciduous forests of south-eastern Europe, 5 in India and eastern Asia, and 7 in N. America. They are much cultivated and the wood is sometimes used to make furniture.
Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.