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species

Kapok Tree
Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn.

kingdom Plantae - plants »  divisio Magnoliophyta - flowering plants »  class Rosopsida - eudicots »  order Malvales »  family Malvaceae »  genus Ceiba - ceiba

Scientific synonyms

Bombax pentandrum L.
Eriodendron pentandrum (L.) Kurz
Xylon pentandrum (L.) Kuntze
Eriodendron anfractuosum var. africanum DC.
Gossampinus alba Buch.-Ham.
Ceiba pentandra f. albolana Ulbr.
Ceiba guineensis var. ampla A.Chev.
Eriodendron anfractuosum DC.
Ceiba anfractuosa M.Gómez
Eriodendron caribaeum G. Don ex Loud.

Other names

= Kapoktree

Least Concern

Images

Ceiba pentandra - Kapok Tree

Author: Luboš Čáp

Ceiba pentandra - Kapok Tree

Author: Forest & Kim Starr

Ceiba pentandra - Kapok Tree

Author: Forest & Kim Starr

Ceiba pentandra - Kapok Tree

Author: Michael Kesl

Ceiba pentandra - Kapok Tree

Author: Luboš Čáp

Ceiba pentandra - Kapok Tree

Author: Luboš Čáp

Ceiba pentandra - Kapok Tree

Author: Luboš Čáp

Ceiba pentandra - Kapok Tree

Author: Luboš Čáp

Ceiba pentandra - Kapok Tree

Author: Petr Vobořil

outer bark

Ceiba pentandra - Kapok Tree

Author: Forest & Kim Starr

Ceiba pentandra - Kapok Tree

Author: Mgr.Špačková Lucie

Ceiba pentandra - Kapok Tree

Author: Mgr.Špačková Lucie

Intertaxon relationships

consumer: Physopleurus villardi (Lameere, 1902), Ancylonotus tribulus (Fabricius, 1775), Diastocera trifasciata (Fabricius, 1775), Neoplocaederus obesus (Gahan, 1890), Steirastoma histrionicum White, 1855, ...

Links and literature

EN C. Ulloa et al. (2017): An integrated assessment of the vascular plant species of the Americas, Science. 358. 1614-1617 [as Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn.]
Data retrieved on: 19 September 2019

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