Hura polyandra es una especie de planta que pertenece a la familia Euphorbiaceae, algunos de sus nombres comunes son: Habillo, Jabilla, Haba de San. Hura polyandra tree with explosive and toxic seed pod; bibliography on this remarkable plant of Guatemala. Hura polyandra is a species of plants with observations.

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Rev Biomed ; Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social. The sacred palo de pito has spines, but sharp straight thrones; not the geometric conical spines as on ceiba trees.

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And none of the trees were as spiny as those in the Internet which may be because the photos show mainly Hura crepitans ; in Guatemala we have primarily Hura polyandra. Most recently updated April 11, after finding more Hura trees in the Zacapa area.

Aside from its legendary venomous sap, what is most impressive is the explosive seed pod. There are over plants on our list of utilitarian species and many trees such as Rosita de cacao we are still trying to find.

Most common introduced plants not native Banana Solanum sisymbriifolium, the litchi tomato, Bibliography Citrus fruits Onion. Bibliography, Parmentiera aculeata Pacaya palm Chamaedorea tepejilote Split leaf philodendron, Monstera deliciosa. If the old version is still useful, for example if removing the watermark damages the image significantly, upload the new version under a different title so that both can be used.


Last update on First posted November 8, A photograph that polyanda the true polyanrra Hura polyandra is http: Montiel Female flower Photograph by: Forest Products Laboratory, U.

Hura polyandra

Hura crepitans, no location easy to note; thousands of thorns. When thoroughly dry, the fruit explodes elastically with great force and a loud report, poltandra the seeds to some distance.

We have a basic information about Hura polyandra trees on our Mayan ethnobotany web site.

Madera y Bosques 6 1: Un manual para extensionistas. Public domain Public domain false false. We continue our research on plants of the Mayan peoples. Toxic plants Bibliography, Chichicaste grandis. Yet other parts of the tree are poisonous.

Flowers Fruits Trees Vegetables Spices. We have a similar challenge to find many of the other plants in our list.

So we ployandra understand why there are not many publications on this species by Maya ethnobotanists or even by local biologists. Montiel The spiny trunk of a young tree Photograph by: If you would polyadra to support this site, please consider Donating. I am not sure I would want to handle a ripe pre-explosive seed pod.


I, the copyright holder of this work, release this work into the public domain. Select Language Afrikaans Arabic Swahili. I must admit that when I stood next to the tree I felt a tad disillusioned: This remarkable tree grows from Mexico through Guatemala and southward.

Bibliography, Macroclinium bicolor Ployandra, Sobralia xantholeuca Bibliography on Terrestrial orchids from Guatemala Bibliography on Terrestrial shade orchids from Guatemala. A dictionary of practical. Fruits vines or cacti Granadilla Pitaya. Trees with conical Spines Hura polyandra. Quauhtlatziln is stated to mean explosive but Quauhtli is clearly stated to mean eagle.

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Although it turned out that the Hura tree with abundant conical spines was not H. Any problem with this site please report it polyandrs webmaster flaar.

So far the best drawing I have found is on a Russian web site, and again, Hura crepitans http: This image contains digital watermarking or credits in the image itself.

Best photo is again Flickr, www. Male inflorescence Photograph by: