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Horse chestnut leaves in spring

Observed: 2nd May 2010 By: R3beccafR3beccaf’s reputation in PlantsR3beccaf’s reputation in Plants
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Horse chestnut leaves at the point in spring where they have just unfolded, but are still limp and drooping.

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Species with which Horse-chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) interacts


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Aesculus hippocastanum

Is this not the correct name for this tree? Unless of course it's A.carnea? Or has it changed without me noticing (not the first time that would have happened!)

Chris Metherell
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North Northumberland

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Pachycnemia is a type of moth also confusingly called Horse Chestnut. As can be seen from the "other observations" this is not the first time this error has been made.

R3beccaf's picture

Aesculus hippocastanum

That'll teach me not to click through and check. I have corrected the Latin name - but iSpot won't let me erase the wrong identification. Worse, two people have agreed with the wrong definition, so now it's more highly rated :(