Hura crepitans L.

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Hura crepitans

Photo: Toral Shah
On a farm, Makuyu, Kenya

Hura crepitans

Photo: Toral Shah
On a farm, Makuyu, Kenya

Hura crepitans

Photo: Toral Shah
On a farm, Makuyu, Kenya

Hura crepitans

Photo: Toral Shah
On a farm, Makuyu, Kenya

Hura crepitans

Photo: Toral Shah
On a farm, Makuyu, Kenya

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Common names: Dynamite tree (English) Monkey no-climb (English) Possumwood (English) Sandbox tree (English)
Description: Large tree, up to 40 m tall. Trunk and branches spiny. Leaves large, ovate; base cordate; apex long-acuminate; petiole long with 2 glands at apex. Stipules large, caducous. Male inflorescence ovoid-conical, 4-5 cm long, dark red, borne on a long (4-10 cm) peduncle, often with a female flower at the base. Female flowers borne on a pedicel, expanding up to 6 cm after anthesis; calyx tube enclosing the ovary; style column 2-5 cm; stigmatic disk flower-like, dark purple, with 11-14 obtuse lobes, spreading radially. Fruit oblate, becoming reddish brown, concave at apex and base, longitudinally grooved, borne on a pendent pedicel.
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Literature:

Biegel, H.M. (1977). Check-list of ornamental plants used in Rhodesian parks and gardens. Rhodesia Agricultural Journal. Research Report No. 3. Page 62.

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hura crepitans
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Hura crepitans
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Hura crepitans
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Hura crepitans
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Hura crepitans
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Hura crepitans
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Hura crepitans
iNaturalist: Hura crepitans
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hura crepitans
JSTOR Plant Science: Hura crepitans
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hura crepitans
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hura crepitans
Plants of the World Online: Hura crepitans
Tropicos: Hura crepitans
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Hura crepitans.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=223050, retrieved 18 September 2021

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