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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List of Pests Top of page Minor host of: In particular, see Croton billbergianusand Hura crepitans. International Common Names English: Title Root system of seedlings. Leaves are simple, alternate, and clustered toward the end of branches.

Hieronyma alchorneoides Suradan (pilón) tropical hardwood

Oils from the seeds are used medicinally as well as an anti-helminthic. Title Plantation Caption 4 year old plantation of Hyeronima alchorneoides. Found from Gamboa to Sherman in the Canal area lowlands, hyeronimq neither on the Pacific slope nor the wet forests of Santa Rita and the mountains.

Large trees typically have some yellow leaves in the crown. The one year old trees in the alchorneoidees are ca. Croton is also common along Pipeline Rd. It is mostly a tree of forest edge hyeronkma clearings in the forest; within the forest, there are scattered large trees but few saplings. Hyeronima is most abundant in Soberania, and there juveniles are common and readily seen along Pipeline Rd. In adults, Hyeronima is like several other Euphorbiaceae, with heart-shaped leaves that often turn yellow while still on the tree.

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Miguel Cifuentes, Collection No. They are heart-shaped, but the size and shape is quite variable.

Maderas Sostenibles – Suradan Hardwood (Hyeronima alchorneoides)

Taxonomic Tree Top of page Domain: Title Leafy stipules Caption Conspicuous alchornroides stipules in 1 year old plantation, which are reduced in size in older trees. Title Male flowers Caption Note the long stamens which differentiate these from female flowers. Don’t need the entire report? The stipules of saplings are remarkable — green and leaf like, but rolled into a little structure which aldhorneoides sometimes inhabit indeed, the stipule appears to be designed to house small creatures.

The fruit is a small berry that turns purple when it is mature, either in May-June or November-January.

Note the dense canopy, shaded understorey and deep litter layer. Title Plantation Caption Different aged trees grown in plantation. Title Seedlings Caption Seedlings ready for outplanting at hyeonima. Hyeronima had heavy wood useful in many kinds hyeonima construction, and it is well known in Central America and sometimes planted in plantations. Despite the edge preference, Hyeronima is not a tree of towns or open areas. Flowers are greenish or yellowish, small, produced in long stalks near the ends of the branches.


Title Inflorescences Caption Close-up showing developing inflorescences. In adults, the stipules are nothing like this and instead are thin and short. Title Plantation Caption Plantation of one year old, 1.

Hura has distinctly different leaf venation, and as a large treee it lacks buttresses. Title Seedlings Caption Newly germinated seedlings 45 days of Hyeronima alchorneoides.

Title Root system of seedlings Caption 5.

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In juveniles, the bizarre stipules are a give-away, and these are easy to see at Pipeline Rd. Title Fruits Caption Immature fruits approximately 2 mm in diameter.

Several other Croton and Euphorbiaceae in the Canal area are restricted to remote wet sites.