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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We know where Palo de Campeche is Palo de Tinto: Hura polyandra is a remarkable tree of Guatemala, Mexico, and Honduras but nowhere mentioned in books on Mayan ethnobotanicals. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Male inflorescence Photograph by: I grant anyone the right to use this work for any purposewithout any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law.

Summary [ edit ] Description Hura polyandra. Where we finally found it after three years search there were dozens and dozens of trees along this river.

The usage of visible watermarks is discouraged. Any problem with this site please report it to webmaster flaar. One of many articles is: Propagation Seed – Cite as: Basketry Colorants A to Z Index. Plus it is the shadow effect which makes it look conical when you see photographs on the Internet.

The entire flora 13 volumes can now be downloaded from http: Yet other parts of the tree are poisonous. The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in plyandra camera, and it may be completely wrong. Montiel Female flower Photograph by: The tree is found from Mexico south through all Mesoamerica, but seemingly only in some ecological niches.


Envenenamiento con semillas de Hura polyandra haba de San IgnacioDr.

Now containing plants. Po,yandra, Macroclinium bicolor Bibliography, Sobralia xantholeuca Bibliography on Terrestrial orchids from Guatemala Bibliography on Terrestrial shade orchids from Guatemala. 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 burners for Copal pom.

These flowers are quite remarkable shape for a tree this size Hura can grow to considerable size.

So far the best drawing I have found is on a Russian web site, and again, Hura crepitans http: Habilla de San Ignacio Hura polyandra Baill. Trees with conical Spines Hura polyandra. So we can understand why there are not hira publications on this species by Maya ethnobotanists or even by local biologists. Spices, condiments, food coloring Achiote, Bixa orellana Allspice, Pimenta dioica Auritum, hoja santa. 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.

This image contains digital watermarking or credits in the image polhandra. The sacred palo de pito has spines, but sharp straight thrones; not the geometric conical spines as on ceiba trees.

Quauhtlatziln is stated to mean explosive but Quauhtli is clearly stated to mean eagle.

Hura polyandra – Useful Tropical Plants

A photograph that reveals the true shape Hura polyandra is http: Dye plants for textiles Bibliography, Cochlospermum vitifolium Tecomasuche, Coclospermum vitifolium Palo de tinto Palo de Campeche, tinto Haematoxylum campechianum. The tree is harvested from the wild for its timber and medicinal uses.


But we quickly learned that there are many more trees with hyra spines, most obviously other relatives polyanrra the Ceiba pentandrasuch as Ceiba aesculifolia. Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social.

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pollyandra Toxic plants Bibliography, Chichicaste grandis. Last update on When thoroughly dry, the fruit explodes elastically with great force and a loud report, scattering the seeds to some distance.

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I will defer to a linguist specialized in the Aztec language to sort this out. Root crops Sweet potato Jicama Cassava Malanga. The following other wikis use this file: 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.

Forest Products Laboratory, U. This page was last edited on 22 Aprilat Local names for Hura polyandra Baillon. Aside from its legendary venomous sap, what is most impressive is the explosive seed pod.

It was a challenge to find this Hura polyandra tree in Guatemala.