4493.000 Hura L.

Bailey, L.H. & Bailey, E.Z. (1976) Hortus Third. A concise Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in the United States and Canada Macmillan Publishing Co, Inc., New York

Description of the genus

Monoecious trees, with irritating, white milky latex. Leaves alternate, simple; petioles long, with 2 glands at the apex. Flowers without petals. Male inflorescences borne on long peduncles. Female flowers, axillary, solitary. Fruit a capsule, dehiscing explosively.

Worldwide: 2 species, native to tropical North and South America

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Hura crepitans

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crepitans L.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Hura:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Hura
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Hura
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Hura
Wikipedia: Hura
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hura
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hura

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Hura.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1758, retrieved 11 August 2022

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