Hyeronima alchorneoides is an important taxon of the neotrop- ical forest, whose center of distribution is located in the Andes. (South America). It is found from. Taxonomy and nomenclature. Family: Euphorbiaceae. Synonyms: Hyeronima caribaea Urban, H. choco- ensis Cuatrec., H. ferrugenea Tul., H. heterotrichia. Hyeronima alchorneoides. Family: Euphorbiaceae. Common name: pilón, zapatero, nancitón. Commercial name: pilón wood; bully tree wood. Pilón is renowned.

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In particular, see Croton billbergianusand Hura crepitans. Croton is also common along Pipeline Rd. The stipules of saplings are remarkable — green and leaf like, but rolled into a little structure which ants sometimes inhabit indeed, the stipule appears to be designed to house small creatures.

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Hyeronima had heavy wood useful in many kinds of construction, and it is well known in Central America and sometimes planted in plantations.

Title Plantation Caption 4 year old plantation of Hyeronima alchorneoides.

Hyeronima ovatifolia Lundell Stilaginella amazonica Tul. Leaves from juvenile tree larger leaves and mature tree small leaves. A tall tree with a straight, cylindrical trunk, light yellowish in color. List of Pests Top of page Minor host of: Hyerinima Tree Top of page Domain: Title Inflorescences Caption Close-up showing developing inflorescences.


Hyeronima alchorneoides

Title Leafy stipules Caption Conspicuous leafy stipules in 1 year old plantation, which are reduced in size in older trees. Oils from the aalchorneoides are used medicinally as well as an anti-helminthic.

The fruit is a small berry that turns purple when it is mature, either in May-June or November-January. Title Seedlings Caption Seedlings ready for outplanting at 5. It is mostly a alchorenoides of forest edge or clearings in the forest; within the forest, there are scattered large trees but few saplings.

Leaves are simple, alternate, and clustered toward the end of branches. Flowers are greenish or yellowish, small, produced in long stalks near the ends of the branches. Large trees typically have some yellow leaves in the crown. Hyeronima is most abundant in Soberania, and there juveniles are common and readily seen along Pipeline Rd.

Don’t need the entire report? Generate a print friendly version containing only the sections you need. Title Plantation Caption Different aged trees grown in plantation. Title Plantation Caption Plantation of one year old, 1. Title Male alchorneoldes Caption Note the long stamens which differentiate these from female flowers.

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Several other Croton and Euphorbiaceae in the Canal area are restricted to remote wet sites. In juveniles, the bizarre stipules are a give-away, and these are easy to see at Pipeline Rd. Title Seedlings Caption Newly germinated seedlings 45 days of Hyeronima alchorneoides.


There appear to be two flowering seasons per year, one in March and April, a second from August to October. Hura has distinctly different leaf venation, and as a large treee it lacks buttresses. Note the distinctive red and yellow colouration of the alchornoides leaves. In adults, the stipules are nothing like this and instead are thin and short.

Note the dense alchorneides, shaded understorey and deep litter layer. Title Bark Caption Copyright M. Large trees have buttresses at the base, and these extend into roots that are visible above the ground as far as 30 m from the trunk. Duponchelia fovealis Southern European marshland pyralid Associated with not a host: Title Fruits Caption Immature fruits approximately 2 mm in diameter.

In adults, Hyeronima is like several other Euphorbiaceae, with heart-shaped leaves that often turn yellow while still on the tree. They are heart-shaped, but the size and shape is quite variable.