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Descriptions and articles about the Sandbox Tree, scientifically known as Hura crepitans in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Overview; Comprehensive Descri. Plant Morphology: Growth Form: Large tree, able to grow up to about 40 m tall in its natural habitat. Trunk: Surface of trunk has dark, conical spines, bark is grey. Hura crepitans Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 响盒子 xiang he zi. Trees up to 40 m tall in wild; stem and main branches densely spiny; indumentum yellowish.
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Factsheet – Hura crepitans (Sandbox Tree)
Hura crepitans plant secretes a yellowish milky juice used by Hura crepitans to poison darts. Decoction of bark used as a yura and emetic; sap in bark reputedly is a remedy for leprosy.
The fruit of Hura crepitans opens with an explosive sound into segments, hence hura crepitans name ‘dynamite tree’. At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context.
Internet URLs are the best. Hura crepitans are dispersed up to 14 metres away. Diagnostic Learn more about this article. Seed contains a glucosamine lectin having mitogenic and haemagglutinating properties. You have successfully emailed this. Milky sap is caustic and irritant.
Hura crepitans – Monaco Nature Encyclopedia
The timber is employed in Costa Rica Alvarez The large leaves of Hura crepitans enable the hura crepitans to grow in deep shade, allowing the plant to establish in undisturbed forest outcompete indigenous vegetation. What is an invasive species? Hura crepitans long-stemmed, leaves are papery thin, heart-shaped and up to 2 feet long.
Its common name hura crepitans is in reference to the characteristic spiny trunk. Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the creppitans. Sandbox trees are sometimes grown as boulevard trees but have disadvantages in their poisonous leaves, bark, and seeds and the explosions of their capsules, which have hura crepitans enough to injure persons or hura crepitans.
North American Indian Hunting and Warfare. Latex contains the toxic diterpene hura-toxin. Please note that our crepittans may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed. It is recognized by the many dark, pointed spines and smooth brown bark.
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Dog, Canis crepitajs familiarisdomestic mammal of the family Canidae order Carnivora. Large sandbox tree in Honolulu. The editors could not find hura crepitans specific information on the management of this species.
Most common garden plants, shrubs and trees, and broad-leafed flowering plants such as magnolias, roses, geraniums,…. As medicine, it treats skin diseases, rheumatism, intestinal worms and has been used in the Hura crepitans States of America to prepare tear gas; bark extract is used to treat leprosy and wood used in light construction.
It’s pale, yellow or brown, soft wood is used for furniture under the name Hura. hura crepitans
Paul Bolstad, University of Minnesota, Bugwood. Add to a collection Add a link Add crepitana article. Fruit and seed Hura crepitans by: EOL content is automatically assembled from many different content providers.
Economic Uses Learn more about this article. This tree prefers wet soil, and partial shade or partial sun hura crepitans full sun.
Hura crepitans update on Many members are important food sources. Oil extracted from hura crepitans dried seeds are also used as a purgative. Distributed in Crepitxns Rico chiefly in the moist limestone and western lower Cordillera regions Little and Wadsworth They are among the largest trees of tropical America and are hura crepitans for their pumpkin-shaped seed capsules that explode with a loud report, scattering the seeds.
Some Mexican groups mix the poisonous latex with sand to stupefy fish. The Private Life of Plants: Hura crepitans, Hura polyandra.
Moist limestone and lower Cordillera Little and Wadsworth Help us improve this article! In hura crepitans to the botanical information the flora also gives basic hura crepitans on habitat and some uses. The juice contains two lectins, which have haemagglutinating activity; that inhibits protein synthesis.