Also called conker tree.

Despite its main common name, not associated with 🌰︎ chestnut / chinkapin  genus Castanea in beech / oak  family Fagaceae.

Instead, part of 🌰︎ buckeye / horse chestnut  genus Aesculus in soapberry  family Sapindaceae in cashew / 🌰︎ chestnut / 🍊︎ citrus / 🍁︎ maple  order Sapindales.

Native to the eastern Mediterranean.   Invasive > 🇺🇸 USA   Widely planted as a shade tree.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  On a list as having seeds slightly ☠︎ poisonous [?] to 👥︎ humans (all parts of the plant).   Other sources say seeds are slightly ☠︎ toxic to 🐎︎ horses and 👥︎ humans.

Learn more about 🌰︎ horse chestnut Aesculus hippocastanum

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