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:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hura
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Hura
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Hura
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Hura
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Hura
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hura
JSTOR Plant Science: Hura
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hura
Plants of the World Online: Hura
Tropicos: Hura
Wikipedia: Hura

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Hura.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1758, retrieved 23 February 2024

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