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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This page was last edited on 30 Decemberat Chiranthodendron Scientific classification Kingdom: The Epntadactylon revered the tree. Conditions were not good for my old Sony, but I know it must be in my Flickr!

Description A fairly fast-growing medium or large sized tree growing to 40ft. It appreciates some humidity, and prefers full sun and well-draining soil. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository.

Mexican Hand Tree, Devil’s Hand Tree – Chiranthodendron pentadactylon

The strange flowers are borne for much of the Spring and Summer, followed by large, woody-like pods which open to contain several seeds. Please visit our seed store to view current selections. But don’t be afraid of it; the Devil’s Hand Tree – also called the Mexican Hand Tree – is a wonderful, one-of-a-kind beauty that should be more widely grown.

Chiranthpdendron large leaves with prominent veins and fuzz. Stan Shebsthe copyright holder of this work, hereby publishes it under the following licenses:. Shaking the devil’s hand!

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The leaves are large and shallowly lobed, with a brown indumentum on the underside. The pods may persist on the branches for many months. Alyogyne huegelii Blue Hibiscus. The Aztecs and others have used solutions containing the tree’s flowers as a remedy for lower abdominal pain [2] and for heart problems. Chirqnthodendron red flowers are used medicinally as a traditional remedy for some chiiranthodendron diseases. It should be watered regularly and will enjoy pentadactjlon.

Herrania imbricata Monkey Cacao. 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. 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. By seeds, which should be planted fairly soon after harvest.

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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. Description Chiranthodendron pentadactylon 3. Grows fine in full sun and does particularly well in fog-belt regions. The oversized leaves are really cool, with their fuzzy undersides and coppery veins. The Hand Tree comes from mountain cloudforests, where temperatures are moderate year-round, and nights are cool.

The bark is used as rope and the large leaves are used to wrap food. Seeds are not available for the Mexican Hand Tree. The Devil’s Hand Tree Chiranthodendron pentadactylon is an unusual, rare tree with devilishly shaped flowers! Unfortunately, fake seeds of it are being distributed from China.


You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. Growing Environment The tree flourishes in cool subtropical climates that receive minimal frost but have cooler nights.

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. Summary [ edit ] Description Chiranthodendron pentadactylon 3. The following other wikis use this file: The bizarre flowers appear in the spring and summer. Plant in well-drained soil.

The tree has large leaves that are dark green on the upper face and pale brown on the lower face. The distinctive flowers 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.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Aztec also used the blossoms of the hand-flower tree Chiranthodendron pentadactylon as a blood or heart tonic. Species name Chiranthodendron pentadactylon – the only chiranthdoendron of this genus Family: Chiranthodendron is a flowering plant genus in the family Malvaceae.

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Germination tips for this plant. Seeds must be collected from slightly open fruits on the distal parts of the branches of pentdactylon tree. Hibiscus taiwanensis Cream Hibiscus.