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sandbox tree

n.
A tropical American tree (Hura crepitans) having an irritating milky juice, a spiny trunk, and large woody seed capsules that split explosively when ripe.

[So called because the capsules were formerly used to hold sand for drying ink.]

sandbox tree

n
(Plants) a tropical American euphorbiaceous tree, Hura crepitans, having small woody seed capsules, which explode when ripe to scatter the seeds: formerly used to hold sand for blotting ink
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Seeds samples collected for the study were Citrullus lanatus (watermelon), Chrysophyllum albidum (star apple), Calophyllum inophyllum, Hura crepitans (sand box), Caesalpinia bonduc (nicker nut), Jatropha curcas (barbados nut) and Magnifera indica (mango).
Con respecto al diametro de fibras, 11 especies mostraron diferencias estadisticas significativas entre madera temprana y tardia: Juglans neotropica y Brosimum alicastrum presentaron diferencia estadistica significativa (p<0.05), asi mismo Schizolobium amazonicum, Aniba panurensis, Nectandra membranacea, Matisia bicolor, Hura crepitans, Amburana cearensis, Jacaranda copaia, Spondias mombin y Cedrelinga cateniformis, reportaron diferencias altamente significativas (p<0.01) (Cuadro 3).
To contribute with future results on these potential vector species present with medicinal properties of latex, is described the anatomical distribution of laticifers from bark of Hura crepitans and Ficus maxima, tree species typical of the floodplains of Solimoes and Amazonas river in Amazon rainforest.
The values found ranged between 0.0002 [day.sup.-1] for Fagus sylvatica (DANGLES; GUEROLD, 1998) and 0.0672 [day.sup.-1] for Hura crepitans (ABELHO et al., 2005) with an average of 0.01226 [day.sup.-1].
En cuanto a su comparacion con especies parecidas de otras regiones o paises, se encontro que Hura crepitans, especie sudamericana con densidad basica promedio de 0,42 tiene una razon Contraccion tangencial/Contraccion radial (CT/CT) promedio (coeficiente de anisotropia) de 1,6 (Keenan y Tejada, 1987), comparable a la obtenida en este estudio para H.
The goal of the present study was to estimate levels of population genetic diversity and structure of three species of trees associated with fragments of deciduous and semi-deciduous forests in Venezuela, Samanea saman, Guazuma ulmifolia and Hura crepitans, and to test if levels of genetic diversity within populations are related to forest fragment size.
Other trees commonly used to shade the Cacao plantations (Theobroma cacao) were: Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla), Cedar (Cedrela odorata), Coral tree (Erythrinapoeppigiana), Pardillo (Cordia alliodora), Sandbox tree (Hura crepitans) and plentiful Apamate or Pink poui trees (Tabebuia rosea).
Indigenous tall trees (Erythrina poeppigiana, Ceiba pentandra, Ficus sp., Hura crepitans, Baldfinia sp.), were preserved so that the area resembled a natural forest habitat.
1 Ficus werckleana 1 2 Genipa americana 5 Goethalsia 2 meiantha ** Hampea 4 appendiculata Hieronyma 2 alchorneoides Hura crepitans 1 Inga edulis 4 Inga marginata 1 Inga oerstediana 4 7 12 Inga punctata 2 Inga sapindoides 1 Inga sp.
Important macaw feeding tree species are Ceiba pentandra, Schizolobium parahybum, and Hura crepitans; these species are also crucial to this macaw population because of nest cavities they provide.