Heliocarpus americanus

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Heliocarpus americanus
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Heliocarpus americanus (upper illustration)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Genus: Heliocarpus
Species: H. americanus
Binomial name
Heliocarpus americanus

Heliocarpus americanus is a tropical tree native to Central America. It is sometimes called majaguillo or majagua.[1] It is found in montane forest in Costa Rica and Panama at altitudes of 1,300–1,500 metres (4,300–4,900 ft).[2] It bears pinkish-brown flowers in December and January.[3]


  1. ^ "Heliocarpus americanus L.". Trees, Shrubs, and Palms of Panama. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Center for Tropical Forest Science. Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ Haber, William (2000). An Introduction to Cloud Forest Trees. Monteverde de Puntarenas, Costa Rica: Mountain Gem Publications. ISBN 9977-12-418-3. 
  3. ^ Ian Giddy (2004). "Trees of Cloudbridge: Heliocarpus americanus". Cloudbridge Nature Reserve. Archived from the original on July 4, 2010. Retrieved October 18, 2013.