Ceiba insignis (Kunth) P.E. Gibbs & Semir

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Ceiba insignis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale shops, TM carpark

Ceiba insignis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale shops, TM carpark

Ceiba insignis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale shops, TM carpark

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Synonyms: Chorisia insignis Kunth
Common names: Yachan (English)
Description: Tree to 17 m. Trunk bottle-shaped; bark green. Leaflets oblong-obovate, serrate; apex acuminate. Flowers white to yellow, sometimes undulate.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: insignis: handsome, decorative
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Native to Peru; widely grown in subtropics and tropics.
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Image last updated: Friday 12 September 2008
Literature:

Bailey, L.H. & Bailey, E.Z. (1976). Hortus Third. A concise Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in the United States and Canada Macmillan Publishing Co, Inc., New York Page 266.

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ceiba insignis
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Ceiba insignis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ceiba insignis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ceiba insignis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ceiba insignis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ceiba insignis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ceiba insignis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Ceiba insignis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ceiba insignis
Ispot Southern Africa: Ceiba insignis
JSTOR Plant Science: Ceiba insignis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ceiba insignis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ceiba insignis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Ceiba insignis
Tropicos: Ceiba insignis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Ceiba insignis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=162250, retrieved 17 December 2017

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