Horse chestnut tree

Horse chestnut tree

B601/0389 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.1MB

Downloadable file size: 4.5MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: ADAM HART-DAVIS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Horse chestnut tree (Aesculus hippocastanum). This deciduous tree can reach a height of around 30 metres. It flowers from May to June, and its seeds (conkers) are dropped in September. The leaves are normally green, but change colour and drop off the tree in autumn. Autumn leaves are seen on the ground around this tree, and the leaves on the right-hand side of the tree have turned yellow. This is mostly due to a reduction in the amount of chlorophyll, the pigment that gives leaves their normal green colour. This reduction is also seen in trees with chlorophyll deficiency (chlorosis), and reveals the other pigments in the leaves. Photographed in Hyde Park, London, UK.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: aesculus hippocastanum, autumn, biological, biology, botanical, botany, britain, british, chlorophyll, chlorosis, colour, deciduous, deficiency, disease, disorder, england, english, europe, european, falling, half, horse chestnut, hyde park, leaf, leaves, london, nature, one, pigment, plant, season, seasons, single, tree, uk, united kingdom

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.