Sandbox Tree

Hura crepitans is a perennial tree belonging to the Euphorbiaceae family, native to the tropical forests of the Americas, including the Amazon Forest.
Synonyms:
Jabillo
Categories: Medicinal Plant
Hura_crepitans (Wikipedia)

Hura crepitans
Hura crepitans (fruit).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Rosids
Order:Malpighiales
Family:Euphorbiaceae
Genus:Hura
Species:
H. crepitans
Binomial name
Hura crepitans
Synonyms

Hura crepitans, the sandbox tree, also known as possumwood and jabillo, is an evergreen tree of the spurge family (Euphorbiaceae), native to tropical regions of North and South America including the Amazon rainforest. It is also present in parts of Tanzania, where it is considered an invasive species. It can be recognized by its smooth brown bark covered in many dark, pointed spines which have led to its being nicknamed monkey no-climb. Because its fruit explodes when ripe, it has also received the colloquial nickname the dynamite tree.

Sandbox Tree (Wiktionary)

English

Noun

sandbox tree (plural sandbox trees)

  1. Hura crepitans, an evergreen tree of the spurge family Euphorbiaceae, native to tropical regions of North and South America.

Synonyms

  • jabillo
  • monkey-no-climb
  • possumwood
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