Aesculus turbinata

Family Hipocastanaceae (also placed in Sapindaceae)
Scientific name Aesculus turbinata Blume
Synonyms Aesculus chinensis Bunge; Aesculus chinensis C. K. Schneider; Aesculus japonica C. K. Schneider; Aesculus sinensis Bean; Pawia turbinata (Blume) Kuntze; Pawia dissimilis (Blume) Kuntze
Common name (Japanese common name) tochi-no-ki (トチノキ, 栃の木 [meaning: nuts tree])
(English common name) Japanese horse chestnut
Distribution (Japan) Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu
(Other nations) none
Chromosomal number 2n=40
Description Plants 35m tall. Leaves 5-7 leaflets each 15-40cm long. Flowers white inflorescences 15-25cm long, flowering in May. Deciduous. Arbor trees.
Reference  Aesculus turbinata Blume
Aesculus turbinata Blume
Cross-grained veneer and manufacturing method of the same (US Patent 6139965/2000)
Anti-deterioration agent for food flavors, method for preventing deterioration of food flavors, and foods containing anti-deterioration agent for food flavors (US Patent 6475544/2002)
Oral composition, method of making the oral composition and oral hygiene method in japanese and chinese herbal remedy (US Patent 6811769/2004)
Composition for oral cavity (Japanese Patent JP05213728/1993)
Metal ion scavenger and method for cleaning soil (Japanese Patent JP10130623/1998)
Skin external preparation (Japanese Patent JP3415200/2003)

May 2008
at Tsukuba Botanical Garden
May 2008
at Tsukuba Botanical Garden
May 2008
at Tsukuba Botanical Garden

May 2007
at Imperial Palace