||Aesculus punduana Wall, Aesculus indica (Cambess.) Hook. , Pavia indica Wall. exCambess.
||Yellow - Orange
||East Himalayan Horse Chestnut, Kashmir Handun,
|English / Trade Name
||Horse Chestnut, Bankhor or Ban Akhrot, Indian Horse Chestnut
|Vernacular /Local Name
||Indian Horse Chestnut
||Capsule is yellowish brown, ovoid to obovoid, subglobose, or depressed globose, 4.5-5 × 3-7.5 cm, dotted but smooth; pericarp 1.5-2 mm thick after drying. The fruit usually contains one to three seeds.
||Tropical forests and subtropical area
||China, Bangladesh , Bhutan , India ,Laos , Burma , Thailand and Vietnam .
||The bark is light gray. The branches are gray, bald or hairy young.
|Distribution in chandigarh
||Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park
||Whorled (leaves in groups of 3 or more along stem)
|Description of Species
||Plant up to 32 m tall. Branchlets hairless, or hairy when young. Leaves digitately compound, carried on stalks 8-30 cm long. Leaves 5-9 leaflets, with stalks 0.3-1.5 cm long; leaflets oblong-lanceolate to oblong-oblanceolate, rarely lanceolate to oblanceolate,. Inflorescence cyme, 27-45 cm long, 5-14 cm wide at base. Flowers fragrant. Calyx 4-8 mm, abaxially gray or pale yellowish gray puberulent or finely gray velutinous. Corolla 4, white or pale yellow, with purple or brown spots, unequal, 2 spatulate to oblong and 2 oblong-obovate or obovate, Capsule is yellowish brown, ovoid to obovoid, subglobose, or depressed globose, 4.5-5 × 3-7.5 cm, dotted but smooth; pericarp 1.5-2 mm thick after drying.
||Leaves are12-35 cm long, 5-18 cm broad.