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Another tree by Marcos Casiano, Dreamstime.com
Photo by Denis Conrado,
The flower by Guilherme Jofili,
H. López & J. Pavón, 1798
Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia,
Medium - Maximum
White / Vine-Red Lines
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Cavanillesia cordata, Spreng.
Pourretia arborea, Willd.
This member of the Malvaceae family
was given this name by Hipólito Ruiz López and José Antonio Pavón in 1798. It is found in
Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela, growing in a well drained
but rich soil with quite some water and lots of sun. The trunk can grow to
150 centimetres or more in diameter, the entire plant
from 15 to 30 metres in height. The flowers are white with fine vine-red
The genera name
honours Antonio J. Cacanilles, 1745-1804, a Spanish clergyman and
botanist, director of the botanical garden in Madrid, Spain.
The species name from Latin; umbellatis, 'having the
inflorescence in umbels or umbrella form'.