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8 Wondrous Plants That Have Real Superpowers

2. Sandbox tree, or Hura crepitans

8 Wondrous Plants That Have Real Superpowers

  • Name: Hura crepitans
  • Nickname: Sandbox tree
  • Superpower: Exploding fruit with seeds
  • Curious facts: The trunk of this tree looks unearthly thanks to huge conical spikes that it uses for self-defense. Its flowers give pumpkin-shaped fruits that open into segments with a loud explosive sound, and throw the seeds up to 46 feet away from the tree.
  • Location: This tropical tree is native to the regions of North and South America.

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