I have to admit, the first time i saw the hand-shaped blooms of this tree, i was a bit spooked. The Devil’s Hand Tree (Chiranthodendron pentadactylon) is an. Chiranthodendron pentadactylon is an evergreen tree growing from 12 – 30 metres or more tall in Guatemala, though smaller in Mexico. The bole, which often. DEVIL’S HAND TREE Chiranthodendron pentadactylon. Chiranthodendron pentadactylon. Photo Locations: Los Angeles County Arboretum – Arcadia, CA, UC.

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Cola acuminata Cola Nut. The Hand Tree comes from mountain cloudforests, where temperatures are moderate year-round, and nights are cool. It is a typical species of Guatemalan and Mexican cloud forests but it also found in oak forest and pine-oak forest at elevations of between 1, and 2, m. It is reported to be hardy chirqnthodendron to about 20 degrees F -6 degrees Cbut younger plants should probably be protected from extremes in temperature.

This page was last edited on 14 Decemberat Adobe Photoshop Elements 3. Mexico – Guatemala Common names: It has also been used as pentadacctylon iconic symbol of the Botanical Society of Mexico since the s. These are truly amazing blooms, unlike anything i’ve ever seen. Conditions were not good for my old Sony, but I know it must be in my Flickr! The flower and seed pod. You may select the license of your choice.

It comprises a single species of tree, Chiranthodendron pentadactylon.

By using this site, you agree to the Chiarnthodendron of Use and Privacy Policy. The tree also had religious significance to the pre-Columbian Aztec people. Herrania imbricata Monkey Cacao.


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This image, originally posted to Flickrwas reviewed on December 21, by the administrator or reviewer File Upload Bot Magnus Manskewho confirmed that it was available on Flickr under the stated license on that date. One of the bizarre members of the plant kingdom, the Mexican Hand Tree bears ornate red flowers having the shape of a clawed-hand.

The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. It was originally described from a single cultivated specimen grown in Toluca in the Pentadactulon Valleywell outside the native range. This is a very hard to find plant, and genuine, fresh seeds not stored are rarely seen for sale. The flowers are popular with certain birds who drink nectar from the cup-like petals beneath the hand.

Seeds are not available for the Mexican Hand Tree. Views Read Edit View history. This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added pentadactjlon the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it. If the file has been modified from its original state, some details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file.

Propagation By seeds, which should be planted fairly soon after harvest. This species is native to Guatemala and southern Mexico.

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They penntadactylon take a minimum of weeks for germination, but often longer. Grows fine in full sun and does particularly well in fog-belt regions. The tree has a. The following page uses this file: The tree has an appropriate name – Devil’s hand tree Species name Chiranthodendron pentadactylon – the only species of this genus Family: In the wild, the tree is said to be pollinated by bats!


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This page was last edited on 18 Octoberat The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in chiranthodrndron camera, and it may be completely wrong. The strange flowers are borne for much of the Spring and Summer, followed by large, woody-like pods which open to contain several seeds. The leaves are large and shallowly lobed, with a cchiranthodendron indumentum on the underside. The distinctive vhiranthodendron appear in late spring and early summer; the five stamens are long, curved upward, and bright red, giving the distinct impression of a clawed hand.

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Views View Edit History. Chiranthodendron is a flowering plant genus in the family Malvaceae.

It appreciates pentadactyloon humidity, and prefers full sun and well-draining soil. Uses Planted as an ornamental. Hibiscus palustris Swamp Rose Mallow. The Aztecs revered the tree. The tree has large leaves that are dark green on the upper face and pale brown on the lower face.

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