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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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Montiel Male inflorescence Photograph by: When thoroughly dry, the fruit explodes elastically with great force and a loud report, scattering the seeds to some distance. First posted April after finding many more Hura polyandra trees along another river, this time in the dry Zacapa area of Guatemala. Hura crepitans, no location easy to note; thousands of thorns.

When time and funding permit, each flower each plant species will have its polyandrra page, and its own PDF, and eventually its own PPT so that professors and students have plenty of material on Guatemala and Honduras, etc to study. We know where Palo de Campeche is Palo de Tinto: Local names for Hura polyandra Baillon.

It was a challenge to find this Hura polyandra tree in Guatemala. Plants and trees used to produce incense Palo jiote.

Hura polyandra – Useful Tropical Plants

So we can understand why there are not many publications on this species by Maya ethnobotanists or even by local biologists. Polyandrw Mesoamerica, Central America. Bibliography, Macroclinium bicolor Bibliography, Sobralia xantholeuca Bibliography on Terrestrial orchids from Guatemala Bibliography on Terrestrial shade orchids from Guatemala. So far the best drawing I have found polyandea on a Russian web site, and again, Hura crepitans http: These flowers are quite remarkable shape for a tree this size Hura can grow to considerable size.


Publisher Weinheim Year ISBN – Description An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants.

Best photo is again Flickr, www. Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social. A lot is written pklyandra the medicinal use of Hura leaves. Trees with conical Spines Hura polyandra. We searched for this tree because we are always looking for trees with conical spines, since the Classic Maya considered trees with conical spines or bark with crocodile-like roughness as sacred.

Hura polyandra

We have a similar challenge to find many of the other plants in our list. Plants mentioned in myths rushes, tule Ocote, pitch pine Sauco, Sambucus mexicana Oak trees, encinos Bromeliad. Revista Mexicana de Medicina de Urgencias, Vol.

Montiel Flowers Photograph by: Not for the casual reader.

Female flower Photograph by: The wood is used for telegraph poles[ 46 Title Dictionary of Economic Plants. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. Dye plants for textiles Bibliography, Cochlospermum vitifolium Tecomasuche, Coclospermum vitifolium Palo de tinto Palo de Campeche, tinto Haematoxylum campechianum.


The spiny trunk of a young tree Photograph by: This remarkable tree grows from Mexico through Guatemala and southward. The sap is the most toxic part. This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it. Retrieved from ” https: From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Sorely missing are ethnographers working with linguists working with botanists to prepare easier to understand discussions of the Mayan terms for plants, flowers, trees, fruits and vegetables.

Aside from its legendary venomous sap, what is most impressive is the explosive seed pod. Yet other parts of the tree are poisonous.

Any problem with this site please report it to webmaster flaar. We have a basic bibliography on Hura polyandra trees on our Mayan bibliography web site, www.

pooyandra Select Language Afrikaans Arabic Swahili. The tree is found from Mexico south through all Mesoamerica, but seemingly only in some ecological niches. Year by year, as our research library grew, and as we got more experience out in the forests we found about 15 or more trees, of several botanical plant families, with spines.