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A tree from Arvoresdobiomacerrado.com.br.


A small tree by Maarten Sepp, Wikipedia.org.


The trunk of a small tree by Maarten Sepp, Wikipedia.org.


A large flowering tree by Tree-species, Flickr.com.

Author: 

Karl Moritz Schumann, 1886

Family: 

MALVACEAE

Origin: 

NE Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay

Soil: 

Calcareous Soils

Water: 

Medium - Maximum

Sun: 

Maximum

Thickness: 

80-160 Centimetres

Height: 

15-25 Metres

Flower: 

Pale - Deep Pink / Yellow

Propagate: 

Seeds

Names: 

-

Synonyms: 

Eriodendron pubiflorum, A. St.-Hil.
Ceiba fiebrigii ,Hochr.
Ceiba glaziovii var. glabriflora, Chodat & Hassl.
Ceiba glaziovii
f. transiens, Chodat & Hassl.
Ceiba jaibana,
Ravenna.
Ceiba pubiflora
f. coaetanea, Hassl.
Ceiba pubiflora
var. genuina, Hassl.
Ceiba pubiflora
var. glabriflora, Hassl.
Ceiba pubiflora f. grandiflora,
Hassl.
Ceiba pubiflora f. praecox,
Hassl.
Ceiba pubiflora f. transiens,
Hassl.
Chorisia pubiflora,
Dawson.
Xylon pubiflorum,
Kuntze.

This member of the Malvaceae family was given this name by Karl Moritz Schumann, in 1886. It is found in north-eastern Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay, growing in a well drained calcareous soils with quite some water and lots of sun. The stem can grow to 160 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 25 metres in height. The flowers are pale to deep pink with a yellow throat.

The genera name is from the local languish; Taíno: ceyba for kapok. The species name from Latin; 'having hairy flowers'. I would say it is the fruits...


The flower from Arvoresdobiomacerrado.com.br.


The fruit from Arvoresdobiomacerrado.com.br.