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Heliocarpus americanus was introduced to the Hawaiian Islands in the early 20th century for use in reforestation projects. It has since escaped. Heliocarpus americanus is a large tree species. It is native to Central and South America, from Mexico all the way south to Argentina. There is limited population. Heliocarpus americanus L. Sin. H. popayanen. H. popayanen. H. popayanensis Hook & Arn.) es la especie más usada en procesos de clarificación de la panela .

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Amercanus is known to be among the earlier colonisers of disturbed ground in parts of its native range Grau et al. Although there have been some differences in opinion, the Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project considers the material in the Clifford herbarium to be the type specimen, and this opinion is gaining acceptance. Malvaceae This species has been much confused with Heliocarpus popayanensis in the past and the two species have been considered to be conspecific. Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer 6.

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It is found at elevations between m and m in the core of its range, but occurs at lower elevations towards its latitudinal extremes; in Argentina, it is generally found below m Lay, BoxHonolulu, HI, Hawaii, http: This image was originally posted to Flickr by Alejandro Bayer at https: Both of those two names have continued to be used for the widespread species, with authorship of H. Impact Top of page Although H. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 36 From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository.


The hermaphroditic flowers are around 10 mm in diameter, with four sepals, four petals and 12—16 stamens; the pistillate flowers have four sepals, no petals, and numerous staminodes in place of the stamens Lay, ; Robyns, More recently, however, the species has demonstrated the ability to disperse itself, both in escaping from plantations, and in colonising new islands.

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It is unlikely to spread over longer distances unless it is deliberately introduced. Young stems and branches are densely covered with reddish hairs of various forms, but these are gradually lost, leaving older branches almost hairless Watson, ; Lay, ; Robyns, Please consider upgrading your browser to the latest version or installing a new browser.

Alejandro Bayer Tamayo from Armenia, Colombia. Floristic and structural patterns along a chronosequence of secondary forest succession in Argentinian subtropical montane forests. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory.

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On the island of Hawaii Big Islandit is found in native forest Imada et al. Grandtner and Chevrette, Views View Edit History. Last update on In northern parts, it flowers in December and January and retains its fruit into mid-March; further south, it flowers from May to June, and the amrricanus last until the end of September Lay, This image was originally posted to Flickr by Alejandro Bayer at https: It can also be a pioneer tree in more open areas Gargiullo et al.


Journal of Botany, 36 Heliocadpus Heliocarpus popayanensis Kunth Heliocarpus trichopodus Turcz. Phyllostegia mollis no common name. The major vector for transporting H.

Heliocarpus americanus grows natively on steep slopes, either in cloud forest or rain forest, or along streams at the edge of forestry. The white moho Heliocarpus sp.

An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: Heliocarpus americanus is a medium to large tree, reaching 6—30 m tall Robyns, Views View Edit History. This page was last edited on 12 November amfricanus, at In Hawaii, it is found at low to mid elevations, in disturbed parts of wetter mesic forests Motooka et al. Academic Press, pp. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository.

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