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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Grandtner MM, Chevrette J, When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status.

Heliocarpus – Wikipedia

The white moho Heliocarpus sp. Weeds of Hawaii’s Pastures and Natural Areas; an identification and management guide. This dispersal ability is largely attributable to the seeds, which are well adapted for wind-dispersal anemochorythrough the ring of large bristles that project around the edge of the seeds Smith, Bishop Museum Occasional Papers, Leaves and flower buds Photograph by: The major vector for transporting H.

BoxHonolulu, Heliocarphs, Hawaii, http: Datasheet Heliocarpus americanus white moho. No biological control agents against H. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository.


Last update on To restore the watersheds: Please consider upgrading your browser to the latest version or installing a new browser. Impact of alien plants on Hawaii’s native biota. It is found at elevations between m and m in the core of its range, but occurs at lower elevations towards its latitudinal extremes; in Argentina, it is generally found below m Lay, On the island of Hawaii Big Islandit is found in native forest Imada et al. More recently, however, the species has demonstrated the ability to disperse itself, both in escaping from plantations, and in colonising new islands.

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The nomenclature of this species is somewhat confused. 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.

Although it has been reported as a pest, it has not been reported to have any direct adverse effects on native species, and its removal is not currently a conservation priority.

Floristic and structural patterns along a chronosequence of secondary forest succession in Argentinian subtropical montane forests.

The bark of various Heliocarpus species is used to produce a fibre, which is used for making ropes and americanks Lay, ; Keyes-Hennin et al. US Fish and Wildlife Service, 20 pp.

It is known to be among the earlier colonisers of disturbed ground in parts of its native range Grau heliocatpus al. The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong.


Phyllostegia americanks no common name.

Distribution Table Top of page The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available.

You may select the license of your choice. Grandtner and Chevrette, Forest Ecology and Management, 95 2: This page was last edited on 12 Novemberat Heliocarpus americanus has a broad native distribution in the Neotropics, stretching from Mexico in the north, through Central America, and along the edges of the Andes to Argentina and northern parts of Paraguay in the south Lay, The recent, and presumably inadvertent, spread of H.

Wood Products Top of page Boats Textiles. Malvaceae This species has been much confused with Heliocarpus popayanensis in the past and the two species have been considered to be conspecific.