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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They are heart-shaped, but the size and shape is quite variable.

The fruit is a small berry that turns purple when it is mature, either in May-June or November-January. Title Leaves Caption Leaves from juvenile tree larger leaves and mature tree small leaves.

It is mostly a tree of forest edge or clearings in the forest; within the forest, there are scattered large trees but few saplings. Leaves are simple, alternate, and clustered toward the end of branches. Title Fruits Caption Immature fruits approximately 2 mm in diameter. Croton is also common along Pipeline Rd. Taxonomic Tree Top of page Domain: Several other Croton and Euphorbiaceae in the Canal area are restricted to remote wet sites.

Note the distinctive red and yellow colouration of the senesced leaves. In adults, the stipules are nothing like this and instead are thin and short.

Hyeronima alchorneoides (bully tree)

Title Plantation Caption Different aged trees grown in plantation. Hyeronima ovatifolia Lundell Stilaginella amazonica Tul. In juveniles, the bizarre stipules are a give-away, and these are easy to see at Pipeline Rd. Title Male flowers Caption Note the long stamens which differentiate these from female flowers.


Title Root system of seedlings Caption 5. In adults, Hyeronima is like several other Euphorbiaceae, with heart-shaped leaves that often turn yellow while still on the tree. International Common Names English: Title Leafy stipules Caption Conspicuous leafy stipules in 1 year old plantation, which are reduced in hyeronkma in older trees.

Don’t need the entire report? A tall tree with a straight, cylindrical trunk, light yellowish in color.

Maderas Sostenibles – Suradan Hardwood (Hyeronima alchorneoides)

Title Root system of seedlings. Large trees have buttresses at the base, and these extend into roots that are visible above the ground as far as 30 m from the trunk. Title Bark Caption Copyright M. Hyeronima had heavy wood useful in many kinds of construction, and it is well known in Central America and sometimes planted in plantations.

Miguel Cifuentes, Collection No. Duponchelia fovealis Southern European marshland pyralid Associated with not a host: Generate a print friendly version containing only the sections you need. Title Plantation Caption Plantation of one year old, 1. Found from Gamboa to Sherman in the Canal area lowlands, but neither on the Pacific slope nor the wet forests of Santa Rita and the mountains.

Hura has distinctly different leaf venation, and as a large treee it lacks buttresses. Large trees typically have some yellow leaves in the crown.


Title Inflorescences Caption Close-up showing developing inflorescences. List of Pests Top of page Minor host of: Title Plantation Alchornsoides 4 year old plantation of Hyeronima alchorneoides. Leaves from juvenile tree larger leaves and mature tree small leaves.

Hyeronima alchorneoides

alchorjeoides Oils from the seeds are used medicinally as well as an anti-helminthic. Frankliniella schultzei cotton thrips. The one year old trees in the foreground are ca.

Datasheet Hyeronima alchorneoides bully tree. Wounds at the base of the trunk turn black from the sap exuded.

Maderas Sostenibles – Suradan Hardwood (Hyeronima alchorneoides)

There appear to be two flowering seasons per year, one in March and April, a second from August to October. Title Seedlings Caption Seedlings ready for outplanting at 5. Flowers are greenish or yellowish, small, produced in long stalks near the ends of the branches. Despite the edge preference, Hyeronima is not a tree of towns or open areas.

The stipules of saplings are remarkable — green and leaf like, but rolled into a little structure which ants sometimes inhabit indeed, byeronima stipule appears to be designed to house small creatures. In particular, see Croton billbergianusand Hura crepitans.