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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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Hibiscus palustris Swamp Rose Mallow. The flower and seed pod. Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.

The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. Description Chiranthodendron pentadactylon 3. Summary [ edit ] Description Chiranthodendron pentadactylon 3.

Seedlings can also be obtained from seeds placed on damp soil beds with a thin litter cover. After flowering, the Hand Tree makes fascinating 5 inch seed pods that are almost indestructible. They generally take a minimum of weeks for germination, but often longer.

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Chiranthodendron pentadactylon Mexican Hand Tree. The following other wikis use this file: Mexico chranthodendron Guatemala Common names: Description A fairly fast-growing medium or chranthodendron sized tree growing to 40ft. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Water collects in the upward-facing blooms and birds like to sit and drink the nectar. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Chiranthodendron pentadactylon.

You may select the license of your choice. Chiranthodendron Scientific classification Kingdom: Germination tips for this plant. Herrania imbricata Monkey Cacao. It is closely related to Fremontodendronsufficiently to produce an intergeneric hybrid x Chiranthofremontia lenzii Henrickson, which has yellow flowers and a reduced form of the claw.


Hardiness Hardy to about 20F. The Aztec also used the blossoms of the hand-flower tree Chiranthodendron pentadactylon as a blood or heart tonic.

Chiranthodendron pentadactylon at San Marcos Growers

This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2. It was originally described from a single cultivated specimen grown in Toluca in the Toluca Valleywell outside the native range. The pods may persist on the branches for many months. The Devil’s Hand Tree Chiranthodendron pentadactylon is an unusual, rare tree with devilishly shaped flowers!

The tree has large leaves that are dark green on the upper face and pale brown on the lower face. Views Read Edit View history. Has large leaves with prominent veins and fuzz. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. The following other wikis use this file: You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

Ansiodontea x hypomandarum Cape Mallow. The strange flowers are borne for much of the Spring and Summer, followed by large, woody-like pods which open to contain several seeds.

Each 5 inch blossom has five red stamens that branch out like fingers, with vivid yellow pollen on the “knuckles”. Retrieved from ” https: The red flowers are used medicinally as a traditional remedy for some heart diseases. It should be watered regularly and will enjoy humidity.


Chiranthodendron pentadactylon

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It is fast-growing to about 40 feet tall here in San Francisco. In warmer areas, some afternoon shade may be needed. Retrieved from ” https: The chirantthodendron leaves are really cool, with their fuzzy undersides and coppery veins. Grows fine in full sun and does particularly well in fog-belt regions.

Propagation By seeds, which should be planted fairly soon after harvest.

Hibiscus tiliaceus Beach Hibiscus. Conditions were not good for my old Sony, but I know it must be in my Flickr! This image, originally posted to Flickrwas reviewed on December 21, by the pentzdactylon or reviewer File Upload Bot Magnus Manskewho confirmed that it was available on Flickr under the stated license on that date.

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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. 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.

Species name Chiranthodendron pentadactylon – the only species of this genus Family: