Pedro Felix Ravenna, 1998
N, NE Brazil
Mix - Rich
Minimum - Maximum
von Esenbeck & von Martius, 1823.
Ceiba incana, Ravenna, 1998.
Chorisia incana A.Robyns, 1967.
This member of the
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.
name is from the local languish; Taíno: ceyba for kapok. The
species name means 'swelled or inflated', and must be for the stem.