While strolling around the campus grounds, have you been wondering what’s happening to our horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum L., Sapindaceae) trees? Are those brown leaves really showing signs of an early autumn? These leaves are actually changing colour for a … Continue reading
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As you walk around the Whiteknights campus you can find at least twenty two species of maples, in the genus Acer (family Sapindaceae). They can be identified by their helicopter-like fruits, opposite branching, and mostly 5-lobed palmately veined leaves (Photos 1-3). There … Continue reading