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Taxon: Hura crepitans L.

Genus: Hura
Family: Euphorbiaceae subfamily: Euphorbioideae tribe: Hureae.
Nomen number: 19419
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1008. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 16-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 02-May-2000
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA).

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

Common names:

  • sandboxtree   (Source: F LAnt ) – English
  • Sandbüchsenbaum   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • ceiba amarilla   (Source: Trees Peru ) – Spanish (Colombia)
  • javillo   (Source: F CostaR ) – Spanish (Costa Rica)
  • catahua   (Source: Names Soukup ) – Spanish (Peru)
  • sanddoseträd   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Barbados; Cuba; Dominica; Guadeloupe; Hispaniola; Jamaica; Martinique; Puerto Rico; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines
    Mesoamerica: Costa Rica; Nicaragua; Panama
    Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    Brazil: Brazil
    Western South America: Colombia; Ecuador - Loja, Morona-Santiago; Peru

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Balakrishnan, N. P. & T. Chakrabarty. 2007. The family Euphorbiaceae in India; a synopsis of its profile, taxonomy and bibliography.
  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45.
  • Burger, W. C., ed. 1971–. Flora costaricensis.
  • Correa, J. E. & H. Y. Bernal. 1992. Especies vegetales promisorias de los paises del Convenio Andres Bello. 7:529–541.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Encarnación, F. 1983. Nomenclatura de las especies forestales comunes en el Perú.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen.
  • Govaerts, R. et al. 2000. World checklist and bibliography of Euphorbiaceae.
  • Howard, R. 1974–1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. 1999. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75.
  • Kingsbury, J. M. 1964. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. [poisonous].
  • Lampe, K. F. & M. A. McCann. 1985. AMA handbook of poisonous and injurious plants. [poisonous].
  • Radcliffe-Smith, A. 1986. A review of the family Euphorbiaceae. 83 In: Evans, F.J., Naturally occuring phorbol esters. 83.
  • Smith, R. J. Botanical beads of the world (on-line resource).
  • Soukup, J. 1970. Vocabulario de los nombres vulgares de la flora peruana.
  • Steyermark, J. A. et al., eds. 1995–. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana.
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986–. European garden flora.
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Check other web resources for Hura crepitans L.:

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images:

More:
  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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