Handeliodendron bodinieri is a rare deciduous tree/shrub native to China and the only species in the monotypic genus Handeliodendron.[1][2]

Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Sapindaceae
Subfamily: Hippocastanoideae
Genus: Handeliodendron
H. bodinieri
Binomial name
Handeliodendron bodinieri
(H. Léveillé) Rehder


It grows up to 15 meters tall, and grows in mountain areas characterized by irregular limestone formations in Guangxi and Guizhou. The seeds are rich in oil, making them attractive to wild animals.[2]


It is related to Aesculus (horse chestnuts) and Billia, and is classified with in either Sapindaceae, subfamily Hippocastanoideae,[3] or the family Hippocastanaceae.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Handeliodendron". Flora of China.
  2. ^ a b "Handeliodendron bodinieri". Flora of China.
  3. ^ Harrington, Mark G.; Edwards, Karen J.; Johnson, Sheila A.; Chase, Mark W.; Gadek, Paul A. (2005). "Phylogenetic Inference in Sapindaceae sensu lato Using Plastid matK and rbcL DNA Sequences". Systematic Botany. 30 (2): 366. doi:10.1600/0363644054223549.