Aesculus hippocastanum Linnaeus 1753 (Family Sapindaceae)


Tree

Bark

Leaves

Flowers

Fruit

Lacks Persistent Seed Bank
Height: <20 m, Age: <200 yr
Hermaphrodite, Flowering May - June (Earliest: 26.4)
Origin: Southeastern Europe

Protective Chemicals
Monoterpenoids Cineole
Sesquiterpenoids Caryophyllene, Farnesene
Triterpenoids Saponins
Carotenoids Aesculaxanthin, Citraurin, Lutein
Coumarins Aesculin, Fraxin
Flavonoids Epicatechin, Kaempferol, Quercetin, Tamarixetin
Other Phenolics Benzaldehyde, Decanal, Methyl Salicylate,
Nonanal, Phenylethanol, Tannins

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows
Parasites:
Phyllosticta paviae

Aurantiporus fissilis

Cerrena unicolor

Sarcodontia spumea

Inonotus cuticularis

Inonotus hispidus

Cameraria ohridella

Bucculatrix thoracella
Herbivores:
Acronicta aceris

Ourapteryx sambucaria

Phalera bucephala

Cnephasia incertana

Melolontha melolontha
Sapivores:
Edwardsiana frustrator

Fagocyba cruenta

Aphis fabae
Wood Decomposers:
Homophron spadiceum

Angiosperm Generalists
Leaf Decomposers:
Phyllosticta paviae

Cylindrium flavovirens

Angiosperm Generalists


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