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HIPPOCASTANACEAE

BUCKEYE FAMILY

William J. Stone

Shrub or tree
Leaves opposite, generally 4-ranked, palmately compound
Inflorescence: panicle or raceme, terminal; flowers many
Flowers showy, ± bilateral, some staminate; sepals 5, free or fused into tube, lobes unequal; petals 4–5, clawed, unequal; stamens 5–8, filaments long, slender; ovary chambers 3, ovules generally 2 per chamber
Fruit: capsule, spheric or slightly 3-lobed, leathery, roughly spiny to shiny
Seeds large, shiny
Genera in family: 3 genera, 18 species: n hemisphere
Reference: [Hardin 1957 Brittonia 9:145–170, 173–194]
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