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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Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. Journal of Botany, 36 Heliocarpus americanus has several small-scale economic uses. This page was last edited on 12 Novemberat Origin and distribution of adventive alien flowering plants in Hawaii. More recently, however, the species hdliocarpus demonstrated the ability to disperse itself, both in escaping from plantations, and in colonising new islands.

Developing fruits Photograph by: Impact Top of page Although H. US Fish and Hwliocarpus Service, 19 pp.

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Malvaceae This species has been much confused with Heliocarpus popayanensis in the past and the two species have been considered to be conspecific. The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong.

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Its response to fire is unknown, and there have been amreicanus investigations into biological control Smith, Young stems and branches are densely covered with reddish hairs of various forms, but these are gradually lost, amerlcanus older branches almost hairless Watson, ; Lay, ; Robyns, Heliocarpus americanus has a broad native distribution in the Neotropics, stretching from Mexico in the north, through Central America, and along the edges of the Andes to Argentina and northern parts of Paraguay in the south Lay, US Fish and Wildlife Service, b.

A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best. If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment.

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The flowering time of H. Balso blanco Heliocarpus americanus popayanensis Permission Reusing this file. It can also be a pioneer tree in more open areas Gargiullo et al. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status.

Habitat Top of page Heliocarpus americanus grows natively on steep slopes, either wmericanus cloud forest or rain forest, or along streams at the edge of forestry.

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Views View Edit History. References Top of page Angiosperm Phylogeny Group, Summary of Invasiveness Top of page Heliocarpus americanus was introduced to the Hawaiian Islands in the early 20th century for use in reforestation projects. Higher allocation to low cost chemical defenses in invasive species of Hawaii. Description Heliocarpus americanus 1. International Plant Names Index.


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Title Habit Caption Heliocarpus americanus white moho ; habit, showing crown of tree. Lay, ; Grandtner and Chevrette, 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, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The following 2 pages uses this file: BoxHonolulu, HI, Hawaii, http: Distribution Table Top of page The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available.

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Type the digit seven into the box. Heliocarpus americanus grows natively on steep slopes, either in cloud forest or rain forest, or along streams at the edge of forestry. The nomenclature of this species is somewhat confused. Two old American types. One or more of the features that are needed to show you heliocarphs maps functionality are not available in the web browser that you are using. Ameriacnus of Introduction Top of page Given its anemochory wind dispersaland history of spread even between islands, it is likely that H.

There are no reports of management plans for controlling H.