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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Note the distinctive red and yellow colouration of the senesced leaves.

Hyeronima alchorneoides

Title Plantation Caption Plantation of one year old, 1. A tall tree with a straight, cylindrical trunk, light yellowish in color. Title Plantation Caption Different aged trees grown in plantation. There appear to be two flowering seasons per year, one in March and April, a second from August to October.

Maderas Sostenibles – Suradan Hardwood (Hyeronima alchorneoides)

Allchorneoides are simple, alternate, and clustered toward the end of branches. Large trees typically have some hyrronima leaves in the crown. Found from Gamboa to Sherman in the Canal area lowlands, but neither on the Pacific slope nor the wet forests of Santa Rita and the mountains. 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.


Title Root system of seedlings Caption 5.

Hyeronima alchorneoides (bully tree)

Hyeronima had heavy wood useful in many kinds of construction, and it is well known in Central America and sometimes planted in hyeroniam. Hyeronima ovatifolia Lundell Stilaginella amazonica Tul. The one year old trees in the foreground are ca. Different aged trees grown in plantation. List of Pests Top of page Minor host of: Title Inflorescences Caption Close-up showing developing inflorescences.

Duponchelia fovealis Southern European marshland pyralid Associated with not a host: Frankliniella schultzei cotton thrips. Title Bark Caption Copyright M.

Several other Croton and Euphorbiaceae in the Canal area are restricted to remote wet sites. Oils from the seeds are used medicinally as well as an anti-helminthic. Title Seedlings Caption Seedlings ready for outplanting at 5. Title Plantation Caption 4 year old plantation of Hyeronima alchorneoides.

Title Leaves Caption Leaves from juvenile tree larger leaves and mature tree small heronima. Title Fruits Caption Immature fruits approximately 2 mm in diameter.

Large trees have buttresses at the base, and these extend into roots that are visible above the ground as far as 30 m from heyronima trunk.

It is mostly a tree of forest edge or clearings in the forest; within the forest, there are scattered large trees but few saplings.


International Common Names English: Title Male flowers Caption Note the long stamens which differentiate these from female flowers. They are heart-shaped, but the size and shape is quite variable. Taxonomic Tree Top of page Domain: Leaves from juvenile tree larger leaves and mature tree small leaves.

Title Seedlings Caption Newly germinated seedlings 45 days of Hyeronima alchorneoides. Alchorneides adults, Hyeronima is like several other Euphorbiaceae, with heart-shaped leaves that often turn yellow while still on the tree. Generate a print friendly version containing only the sections you need.

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The fruit is a small berry that turns purple when it is mature, either in May-June or November-January. In particular, see Croton billbergianusand Hura crepitans. Croton is also common along Pipeline Rd.

Datasheet Hyeronima alchorneoides bully tree. Hyeronima is most abundant in Soberania, and there juveniles are common and readily seen along Pipeline Rd.

Wounds at the base of the trunk turn black from the sap exuded. Despite the edge hyeeronima, Hyeronima is not a tree of towns or open areas. Hura has distinctly different leaf venation, and as a large treee it lacks buttresses.