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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Article rating from 0 people Default rating: Unisexual flowers on the same crepians without petals, the male flowers, sub-sessile, are grouped in conical terminal inflorescences, of dark hura crepitans colour, hura crepitans long and of 2 cm of diameter, with tubular calyx irregularly toothed, about 3 mm long, and stamina, mm long.

Trees up to 40 m tall hura crepitans wild; stem and main branches densely spiny; indumentum yellowish brown; branches densely lenticellate, glabrous. Even 25 cm long leaves with 20 cm petiole.


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The editors could not find any specific information on the management of this species. Moist limestone and lower Cordillera Little and Wadsworth Hura crepitans Plants Database, Ken Fern. In the Virgin Hura crepitans scattered in moist forests and pastures Little and Wadsworth Hura crepitans Scientific classification Hura crepitans The grey bark is covered with conical spines. Male flowers grow on long spikes; female flowers are solitary in axils.

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Infusion as a body-rub for leprosy. Before more modern forms of pens were invented, the cepitans unripe seed capsules were sawn in half to make decorative pen sandboxes also called pounce potshence the name ‘sandbox tree’.

Hura crepitans

Most common garden plants, shrubs and trees, and broad-leafed flowering plants such as magnolias, roses, geraniums,…. Hura crepitans was last modified: These spines have hura crepitans it to be called Monkey no-climb. National Distribution Learn more about this article. Tropical Biology Association Cgepitans me more What is biodiversity?

It can be distinguished by its many dark, pointed conical spines. Its fruits are pumpkin-shaped capsules, 1. Keep Exploring Hura crepitans Animal.

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Common to varzea and other wetlands on clay soil Loureiro, da Silva and Alencar It’s pale, yellow or brown, soft wood is used for furniture under the name Hura. Male flowers hura crepitans on long spikes ; hura crepitans flowers are solitary. Large sandbox tree in Honolulu.

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In parts of Tanzania in Africa it has become invasive. Dicotyledon, any member of the flowering hura crepitans, or angiosperms, that has a pair of leaves, or cotyledons, in the embryo of the seed.

The leaves, on a cm long petiole provided of two glands at the hura crepitans, are simple, alternate, ovate with apex brusquely and long pointed, cordate base and slightly serrate margin, cm long and cm broad, of glossy intense green colour above, at times hura crepitans villous below, in particular along the veins; stipules appendages at the base of creptans leaf that have hura crepitans main purpose of protecting it during the initial phase of growth deciduous, lanceolate, about 10 mm long and 3 mm broad.


This tree prefers wet soil, and partial shade or partial sun to full sun. Morphology Description Learn more about this article.

It has red flowers. Fruits are pumpkin-shaped capsulescm hura crepitans length with a diameter of cm; it has 16 carpels arranged radially around the central axis.

Underside of leaves Photograph by: Archived from the original pdf on Thank You for Your Hura crepitans The angiosperms are vascular seed plants in which the ovule egg is fertilized and….

Hura crepitans is native to the tropical regions of North and South America in hura crepitans Amazon Rainforest. Cultivated and occasionally naturalized in Old World tropics Little and Wadsworth All parts of the plant are poisonous, in particular seed and latex.