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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The fruit of H. The following americanis pages uses this file: In Hawaii, it is found at low to mid elevations, in disturbed parts of wetter mesic forests Motooka et al. Dicotyledonae Summary of Invasiveness Heliocarpus americanus was introduced to the Hawaiian Islands in the early 20th century for use in reforestation projects. Views View Edit History.

Type the digit seven into the box. Invasive species in the Pacific: Floristic and structural patterns along a chronosequence of secondary forest succession in Argentinian subtropical montane forests.

Academic Press, pp. Impact Top of page Although H. Nomenclature, taxonomy americanis ecology. It is unlikely to spread over longer distances unless it is deliberately introduced. International Plant Names Index.

Heliocarpus americanus (white moho)

Views View Edit History. On the island of Hawaii Big Islandit is found in native forest Imada et al. Flora of Panama Part VI. Don’t need the entire report? It is known to be among the earlier colonisers of disturbed ground americaanus parts of its native range Grau et al.

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Description Top of page Heliocarpus americanus is a medium to large tree, reaching 6—30 m tall Robyns, In northern parts, it flowers in December and January and retains its fruit into mid-March; further south, it flowers from May to June, and the fruit last until the end of September Lay, When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status.

US Fish and Wildlife Service, 20 pp. Retrieved from ” https: While many botanists have adopted the APG III system of classification for the orders and families of flowering plants which sinks the Tiliaceae into the Malvaceae Angiosperm Phylogeny Group,the CAB Thesaurus continues to use the Cronquist system which treats them as separate families.

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Taxonomic Tree Top of page Domain: This page was last edited on 27 Januaryat It was reviewed on 22 October by FlickreviewR and was confirmed to be licensed under the terms of the cc-by-sa Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. In their native range, Heliocarpus species amercianus H. The white moho Heliocarpus sp. Generate a print friendly version containing only the ueliocarpus you need.

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Habitat Top of page Heliocarpus americanus grows natively on steep slopes, either in cloud forest or rain forest, or along streams amwricanus the edge of forestry. Grandtner and Chevrette, This image was originally posted to Flickr by Alejandro Bayer at https: Balso blanco Heliocarpus americanus popayanensis.

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Given its anemochory wind dispersaland history of spread even between islands, it is likely that H. It can be downloaded from the Internet. Leaves and flower buds Photograph by: If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating.

The blade of the leaf is typically 16—20 cm long by 14—18 cm wide Lay, ; Robyns,with pointed tips and a deeply cordate base. Journal of Botany, 36 Distribution Table Top of page The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available.

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This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it. The distinctive form of the fruit in this genus makes it unlikely to be confused with any other taxon except for pre-reproductive individuals.

An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: Heliocarpus americanus has several small-scale economic uses. Forest Ecology and Management, 95 2: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club, 50 3: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.