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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Title Leaves Caption Leaves from juvenile tree larger leaves and mature tree small leaves. Hyeronima is most abundant in Soberania, and there juveniles are common and readily seen along Pipeline Rd. Alcohrneoides Fruits Caption Hyeronina fruits approximately 2 mm in diameter. They are heart-shaped, but the size and shape is quite variable.

Title Seedlings Caption Seedlings ready for outplanting at 5. Frankliniella schultzei cotton thrips. International Common Names English: Hyeronima had heavy wood useful in many kinds of construction, and it is well known in Central America and sometimes planted in plantations. Flowers are greenish or yellowish, small, produced in long stalks near the ends of the branches. Title Root system of seedlings.


Found from Gamboa to Sherman alchorneokdes the Canal area lowlands, but neither on the Pacific slope nor the wet forests of Santa Rita and the mountains. 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. Miguel Cifuentes, Collection No. Title Plantation Caption 4 year old plantation of Hyeronima alchorneoides.

Title Plantation Caption Plantation of one year old, 1. Don’t need the entire report?

Hyeronima alchorneoides | ECOS

Croton is also common along Pipeline Rd. Title Root system of seedlings Caption 5.

Taxonomic Tree Top of page Domain: Note the dense canopy, shaded understorey and deep litter layer. Hyeronima ovatifolia Lundell Stilaginella amazonica Tul. Several other Croton and Euphorbiaceae in the Canal area are restricted to remote wet sites. Large trees typically have some yellow leaves in the jyeronima. The stipules of saplings are remarkable — green and leaf like, but rolled into a little structure which ants sometimes inhabit indeed, the stipule appears to be designed to house small creatures.

The fruit is a small berry that turns purple when it is mature, either in May-June or November-January.


In adults, Hyeronima is like several other Euphorbiaceae, with heart-shaped leaves that often turn yellow while still on the tree. List of Pests Achorneoides of page Minor host of: In juveniles, the bizarre stipules are a give-away, and these are easy to see at Pipeline Rd. Oils from the seeds are used medicinally as well as an anti-helminthic.

Hura has distinctly different leaf venation, and as a large treee it lacks buttresses.

Maderas Sostenibles – Suradan Hardwood (Hyeronima alchorneoides)

It is mostly a tree of forest edge or clearings in the forest; within the forest, there are scattered large trees but few saplings. Title Leafy stipules Caption Conspicuous leafy stipules in 1 year old plantation, which are reduced in size in older trees. Note the distinctive red and yellow colouration of the senesced leaves.

Duponchelia fovealis Southern European marshland pyralid Associated with not a host: Different aged trees grown in plantation.

Wounds at the base of the trunk turn black from the sap exuded.