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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Views View Edit History. It is claimed that a person who sleeps under one of the trees amanece muerto, or that at the least the whole body will be covered with blisters. Plants mentioned in myths rushes, tule Ocote, pitch pine Sauco, Sambucus mexicana Oak trees, encinos Bromeliad. Male inflorescence Photograph by: Toxic plants Bibliography, Chichicaste grandis. My initial interest was a search for trees with conical spines For the last several years we at FLAAR Mesoamerica have been engaged in a long-range program to ascertain how many trees in Mesoamerica had conical spines which could have been inspiration for the spines on incensarios incense poolyandra for Copal pom.

Hura polyandra Baill. — The Plant List

Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 81 1: We have a similar challenge to find many of the other plants polynadra our list. Plus it is the shadow effect which makes it look conical when you see photographs on the Internet. Indeed in we were told that lots of Hura trees could be found along a river which crossed under CA9 near the Zacapa area. 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.


My initial interest was a search for trees with conical spines. Montiel Female flower Photograph by: It is a tough decision as which is more unusual: Arbol Del Diablo Female flower Photograph by: Basketry Colorants A to Z Index. Cacao, cocoa, chocolate Glossary on Cocoa Theobroma angustifolium Theobroma bicolor. Self-published work PD-self Images with watermarks.


Female flower Photograph by: For Guatemala they show the entire lowlands, both coasts, with the tree being absent only in the Highlands. Use of this website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use.

Hura polyandra is a remarkable tree of Guatemala, Mexico, and Honduras but nowhere mentioned in books on Mayan ethnobotanicals. First posted April after finding many more Hura polyandra trees along another river, this time in the dry Zacapa area of Guatemala.

Before removing a watermark from a copyrighted image, please read the WMF’s analysis of the legal ramifications of doing so, polynadra well as Commons’ proposed policy regarding watermarks. The spiny trunk of a young tree Photograph by: Retrieved from ” https: 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.

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The entire flora 13 volumes can now be downloaded from http: The following page uses this file: Montiel The spiny trunk of a young tree Photograph by: We have a basic information about Hura polyandra trees on our Mayan ethnobotany web site. But we quickly learned that there are many more trees with conical spines, most obviously other relatives of the Ceiba pentandrasuch as Ceiba aesculifolia.

The sap is the most toxic part. We have a basic bibliography on Hura polyandra trees on our Mayan bibliography web site, www.

Flowers native to Guatemala visible now around the world Dahlia. When time and funding permit, each flower each plant species will have its own page, and its own PDF, and eventually its own PPT so that professors and students have hurq of material on Guatemala and Honduras, etc to study.


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. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Grains Maize Teosinte Grain amaranth.

Hura crepitans, no location easy to note; thousands of thorns. When thoroughly dry, the fruit explodes elastically with great force and a loud report, scattering the seeds to some distance. Best photo is again Flickr, www. Where we finally found it after three years search there were dozens and dozens of trees along this river.

Chicago Natural History Museum. Propagation Seed – Cite as: Habilla de San Ignacio Hura polyandra Baill.

Hura polyandra

Madera y Bosques 6 1: So surely it is common elsewhere. We continue our research on plants of the Mayan peoples. It is well known that the spines were based on the actual natural conical spines of Ceiba pentandrathe sacred tree of the Maya and still the national tree of Guatemala. The sacred palo de pito has spines, but sharp straight thrones; not the geometric conical spines as on ceiba trees. This image contains digital watermarking or credits in the image itself.

Aside from its legendary polyandrra sap, what is most impressive is the explosive seed pod.