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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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Devil’s Hand Tree – Global Trees

This is a very hard to find plant, and genuine, fresh seeds not stored are rarely seen for sale. The following other wikis use this file: The following 2 pages uses this file: In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Water collects in the upward-facing blooms and birds like to sit and drink the nectar. Seedlings can also be obtained from seeds placed on damp soil beds with a thin litter cover.

Albert park, Auckland city, New Zealand. Germination tips for this plant. The leaves are large and shallowly lobed, with a brown indumentum on the underside.

Description A pentzdactylon fast-growing medium or large sized tree growing to 40ft. Its fruit is a 7. The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. 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.


The tree also had religious significance to the pre-Columbian Aztec people. Shaking the devil’s hand! Each 5 inch blossom has five red stamens that branch out like fingers, with vivid yellow pollen on the “knuckles”. Description Chiranthodendron pentadactylon 3. Mexico – Guatemala Fhiranthodendron names: The Hand Tree comes from mountain cloudforests, where temperatures are moderate year-round, and nights are cool.

The tree flourishes in cool subtropical climates that receive minimal frost but have cooler nights. 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.

The following other wikis use this file: They generally take a minimum of weeks for germination, but often longer. After flowering, the Hand Tree makes fascinating 5 peentadactylon seed pods that are almost indestructible. Malvaceae former Sterculiaceae Native: Seeds were last available in March Retrieved from ” https: Hibiscus taiwanensis Cream Hibiscus. Views Read Edit View history.

Chiranthodendron pentadactylon

The following page uses this file: Renowned for chiranrhodendron beauty, but still rare in cultivation. Seeds are not available for the Mexican Hand Tree.

This page was last edited on 14 Decemberat Retrieved from ” https: I could not believe in my luck when I saw this amazing flowering tree in my short walk late and rainy evening at my visit to Auckland. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Chiranthodendron – Wikipedia

Retrieved from ” https: I have no information on how much heat it can take, so consider it experimental in warmer areas like Florida ppentadactylon Texas. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The pods may persist on the branches for many months.


Chiranthodendron is a flowering plant genus in the family Malvaceae. It is fast-growing to about 40 feet tall here in San Francisco. These are truly amazing blooms, unlike anything i’ve ever seen.

Species name Chiranthodendron pentadactylon – the only species of this genus Family: It comprises a single species of tree, Chiranthodendron pentadactylon. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. 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. Vhiranthodendron temperatures rise, cloud forest trees will be forced to migrate up mountains slopes to find favourable conditions, leading to a gradual decline in available habitat.

It is closely related to Pentafactylonsufficiently to produce oentadactylon intergeneric hybrid x Chiranthofremontia lenzii Henrickson, which has yellow flowers and a reduced form of the claw. 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.