Hura crepitans L.

Common name

English: Sandbox tree

Mandarin: 响盒子 (xiang he zi)

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Malpighiales (93)

        Family: Euphorbiaceae (76) (family description)

          Genus: Hura (1)

           Epithet: crepitans L. (1)

Synonyms: Hura brasiliensis Willd., Hura senegalensis Baill., Hura strepens Willd.

brasiliensis => of Brazilian origin

crepitans => from the Latin "crepitus" meaning "a crackling sound

senegalensis => from the banks of the river Senegal in West-Africa

strepens => making noise

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habit: tree

Flower colour: red

External links

Check for Hura crepitans at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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