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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So far the best drawing I have found is on a Russian web site, and again, Hura crepitans http: We continue our research on plants of the Mayan peoples.

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Huta common introduced plants not native Banana Solanum sisymbriifolium, the litchi tomato, Bibliography Citrus fruits Onion. Un manual para extensionistas. Aside from its legendary venomous sap, what is most impressive is the explosive seed pod.

The following other wikis use this file: Envenenamiento con semillas de Hura polyandra haba de San IgnacioDr. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 81 1: Where we finally found it after three years search there were dozens and dozens of trees along this river.

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.


Hura polyandra Baill. — The Plant List

Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. Grains Maize Teosinte Grain amaranth. Toxic plants Bibliography, Chichicaste grandis. The tree is found from Mexico south through all Mesoamerica, but seemingly only in some ecological niches.

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We are preparing a PDF version, since a single web page does not have space for all the photographs. Not for the casual reader. Spices, condiments, food coloring Achiote, Bixa polyahdra Allspice, Pimenta dioica Auritum, hoja santa.

Montiel Flowers Photograph by: I will defer to a linguist specialized in the Aztec language to sort this out.

As soon as corporate funding or private donations come in, we can find more of the utilitarian plants of the Maya. When time and funding permit, each polyadnra each plant species will have its own 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.

The day we arrived was literally the last day of flowering for the year. We know where Palo de Campeche is Palo de Tinto: If a non-watermarked version of the image is available, please upload it under the same file name and then remove this template.


We have a separate PDF on the pods, which we huda been studying in detail. One of the most intesting was Hura polyandra. So we can understand why there are not many publications on this species by Maya ethnobotanists or even by local biologists.

Hura polyandraphotograph by A. Bibliography, Macroclinium bicolor Bibliography, Sobralia xantholeuca Bibliography on Terrestrial orchids from Guatemala Bibliography on Terrestrial shade orchids from Guatemala. Bibliography on Matilisguate, Tabebuia rosea Mangrove swamp Trees.

Plus it is the shadow effect which makes it look conical when you see photographs on the Internet. This image contains digital watermarking or credits in the image itself. Cacao, cocoa, chocolate Glossary on Cocoa Theobroma angustifolium Theobroma bicolor. Fruits vines or cacti Granadilla Pitaya. The entire flora 13 volumes can now be downloaded from http: My initial interest was a hurs 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.