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Drawing from an old Finnish Encyclopedia.
It turned out to be surprisingly impossible to find photos: Please E-m@ail.me, if got some.


The flower by Beatriz Moisset, Wikimedia.org.

Author: 

Pedro Felix Ravenna, 1998

Family: 

MALVACEAE

Origin: 

N, NE Brazil

Soil: 

Mix - Rich

Water: 

Maximum

Sun: 

Minimum - Maximum

Thickness: 

60 Centimetres

Height: 

12-26 Metres

Flower: 

Pale Yellow

Propagate: 

Seeds/Cuttings

Names: 

-

Synonyms: 

Bombax ventricosum, Arruda, 1816.
Chorisia ventricosa,
von Esenbeck & von Martius, 1823.
Ceiba incana, Ravenna, 1998.
Chorisia incana A.Robyns, 1967.

This member of the Malvaceae family was given this name by Pedro Felix Ravenna in 1998. It is found in northern and north-eastern Brazil, growing in a well drained but rich soil with lots of water and little to some sun. The stem can grow to 60 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant twelve to 26 metres in height. The flowers are pale yellow.

The genera name is from the local languish; Taíno: ceyba for kapok. The species name means 'swelled or inflated', and must be for the stem.