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Marlon Machado.

Author: Karl Moritz Schumann, 1900
Origin:  NE Brazil
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium - Maximum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  1 Meter
Height:  10-15 Metres
Flower:  White - Pink
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Cotton Silk Tree, Barriguda
Synonyms:  Might be: Chorisia glaziovii, E. Santos, 1964.
Xylon glaziovii
,Kuntze 1898.
Ceiba pubiflora
f. coaetanea Hassl. 1910.

This member of the Malvaceae family was given this name by Karl Moritz Schumann in 1900. It is found in north-eastern Brazil, growing in a well drained soil with quite some water and lots of sun. The stem can grow to one meter in diameter and the tree from ten to fifteen metres high. The flowers are from white to pink.

The genera name is from the local languish; Taíno: ceyba for kapok. The species name after Auguste F. M. Glaziou, 1828-1906, a French botanical traveller, collecting plants in Brazil.