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Common name

English: Sandbox tree

Mandarin: 响盒子 (xiang he zi)


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Malpighiales (100)

        Family: Euphorbiaceae (79)(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


Climate: tropical

Habit: tree

Flower colour: red

External links

Check for Hura crepitans at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI


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