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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They are heart-shaped, but the size and shape is quite variable. Title Plantation Caption 4 year old plantation of Hyeronima alchorneoides.

Hyeronima alchorneoides

Title Plantation Caption Different aged trees grown in plantation. Title Seedlings Caption Seedlings ready for outplanting at 5. Title Fruits Caption Immature fruits approximately 2 mm in diameter.

Large trees typically have some yellow leaves in the crown. Leaves are simple, alternate, and clustered toward the end of branches.

alchornwoides There appear to be two flowering seasons per year, one in March and April, a second from August to October. In adults, the stipules are nothing like this and instead are thin and short.


Datasheet Hyeronima alchorneoides bully tree. Title Root system of seedlings.

Hyeronima alchorneoides | ECOS

It is mostly a tree of forest edge or clearings in the forest; within the forest, there are scattered large trees but few saplings. Different aged trees grown in plantation.

Taxonomic Tree Top of page Domain: Hyeronima is most abundant in Soberania, and there juveniles are common and readily seen along Pipeline Rd. Alchoreoides Inflorescences Caption Close-up showing developing inflorescences.

The one year old trees in the foreground are ca. Wounds at the base of the trunk turn black from the alcchorneoides exuded.

Maderas Sostenibles – Suradan Hardwood (Hyeronima alchorneoides)

Title Leafy stipules Caption Conspicuous leafy stipules in 1 year old plantation, which are reduced in size in older trees. A tall tree alchotneoides a straight, cylindrical trunk, light yellowish in color. In adults, Hyeronima is like several other Euphorbiaceae, with heart-shaped leaves that often turn yellow while still on the tree.

Oils from the seeds are used medicinally as well as an anti-helminthic.

Hyeronima alchorneoides (bully tree)

Note the dense canopy, shaded understorey and deep litter layer. Title Seedlings Caption Newly germinated seedlings 45 days of Hyeronima alchorneoides.


The fruit is a small berry that turns purple when it is mature, either in May-June hyeronina November-January. Title Male flowers Caption Note the long stamens which differentiate these from female flowers. Croton is also common along Pipeline Rd.

Note alcorneoides distinctive red and yellow colouration of the senesced leaves. Title Plantation Caption Plantation of one year old, 1. Title Leaves Caption Leaves from juvenile tree larger leaves and mature tree small leaves.

Generate a print friendly version containing only the sections you need. Flowers are greenish or yellowish, small, produced in long stalks near the ends of the branches. Hura has distinctly different leaf venation, and as a large treee it lacks buttresses. Hyerobima Common Names English: 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.

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