Xanthoceras

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Xanthoceras' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/xanthoceras/). Accessed 2020-12-03.

Family

  • Sapindaceae

Species in genus

Glossary

stigma
(in a flower) The part of the carpel that receives pollen and on which it germinates. May be at the tip of a short or long style or may be reduced to a stigmatic surface at the apex of the ovary.
alternate
Attached singly along the axis not in pairs or whorls.
capsule
Dry dehiscent fruit; formed from syncarpous ovary.
family
A group of genera more closely related to each other than to genera in other families. Names of families are identified by the suffix ‘-aceae’ (e.g. Myrtaceae) with a few traditional exceptions (e.g. Leguminosae).
imparipinnate
Odd-pinnate; (of a compound leaf) with a central rachis and an uneven number of leaflets due to the presence of a terminal leaflet. (Cf. paripinnate.)

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Xanthoceras' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/xanthoceras/). Accessed 2020-12-03.

The beautiful and interesting species described below is the only member of its genus, and one of the few hardy members of the Sapindaceae. Leaves odd-pinnate, alternate. Flowers regular, unusually large for this family. Sepals and petals five. Stamens eight. Stigma three-lobed. Fruit a leathery, thick-walled capsule, containing several large seeds. The generic name (from the Greek words for yellow and horn) refers to the long horn-like appendages of the floral disk.