Definition of Hippocastanaceae
1. Noun. Trees having showy flowers and inedible nutlike seeds in a leathery capsule.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Family, Magnoliopsid Family
Group relationships: Order Sapindales, Sapindales
Member holonyms: Aesculus, Genus Aesculus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hippocastanaceae
Literary usage of Hippocastanaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1898)
"Flowers regular, or nearly so (except in hippocastanaceae, which are trees or shrubs Stamens 4-7; our species an herb with broad leaves and spiked flowers. ..."
2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"... Leguminosae divided into Mimosaceae, Caesalpiniaceae and Papilionaceae, and Sapindaceae, into Sapin- daceae, proper, hippocastanaceae and Acer- aceae. ..."
3. Strasburger's Text-book of Botany by Eduard Strasburger, Hans Fitting (1921)
"Family,4. Aceraceae.—Include Maples and Sycamores with their characteristically winged fruits (Fig. 684). Family 5. hippocastanaceae.—The Horse-chestnut. ..."
4. Plant-geography Upon a Physiological Basis by Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper (1903)
"The hippocastanaceae are likewise mainly North American; Aesculus Hippocastanum is, however, distributed from Greece to North India. ..."