Ungnadia

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Mexican Buckeye
Ungnadia speciosa flowers.jpg
Mexican Buckeye flowers
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Sapindaceae
Subfamily: Sapindoideae
Genus: Ungnadia
Endl.[1]
Species: U. speciosa
Binomial name
Ungnadia speciosa
Endl.[2]

Ungnadia speciosa, the Mexican Buckeye, is a shrub or small tree native to northern Mexico as well as Texas and southern New Mexico in the United States.[2] It is monotypic, the only species in the genus Ungnadia. The name honours Christian Samuel Baron von Ungnad (d. 1804).[3]

It differs from the buckeyes in the related genus Aesculus in having alternate, pinnate leaves with 5-7 leaflets, but the flowers and nuts are similar. Another similar related genus is the soapberry (genus Sapindus).

Natural range

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ungnadia Endl.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2006-03-29. Retrieved 2010-01-19. 
  2. ^ a b "Ungnadia speciosa Endl.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2008-01-10. Retrieved 2013-05-14. 
  3. ^ Quattrocchi, Umberto (2000). CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names. Vol. 4 R-Z. Taylor & Francis US. p. 2760. ISBN 978-0-8493-2678-3. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Ungnadia at Wikimedia Commons Data related to Ungnadia speciosa at Wikispecies