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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By seeds, which should be planted fairly soon after harvest. I guarantee that my seeds and plants are genuine! Tatiana Gerus from Brisbane, Australia.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Chiranthodendron pentadactylon. Views Read Edit View history. Seedlings can also be obtained from seeds placed on damp soil beds with a thin litter cover.

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

Water collects in the upward-facing blooms and birds like to sit and drink the nectar. The bizarre flowers appear in the spring and summer. It should be watered regularly and will enjoy humidity. 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.


One of the bizarre members of the plant kingdom, the Mexican Hand Tree bears ornate red flowers having the shape of a clawed-hand. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. Seeds must be collected from slightly open fruits on the distal parts of the branches of the tree.

Chiranthodendron pentadactylon

Hibiscus palustris Swamp Rose Mallow. Chiranthodendron pentadactylon Mexican Hand Tree.

Uses Planted as an ornamental. I have no information on how much heat it can take, so consider it experimental in warmer areas like Florida or Texas. 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.

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It has also been used as the iconic symbol of the Botanical Society of Mexico since the s. Herrania imbricata Monkey Cacao. The flower and seed pod. Grows fine in full sun and does particularly well in fog-belt regions. Cola acuminata Cola Nut. Description Chiranthodendron pentadactylon 3.


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Seeds are chirantohdendron available for the Mexican Hand Tree. In the wild, the tree is said to be pollinated by bats! This page was last edited on 14 Decemberat Plant in well-drained soil. Species name Chiranthodendron pentadactylon – the only species of this genus Family: From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository.

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Germination tips for this plant. Propagation By seeds, which should be planted fairly soon after harvest. Etkin, Eating on the Wild Side: Has large leaves with prominent veins and cgiranthodendron.

The Aztecs revered the tree.