Ceiba speciosa (A. St.-Hil.) Ravenna

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Ceiba speciosa

Photo: Michelle Harvey
Carpark of Harry Margolis Hall, Harare

Ceiba speciosa

Photo: Michelle Harvey
Carpark of Harry Margolis Hall, Harare

Ceiba speciosa

Photo: Michelle Harvey
Carpark of Harry Margolis Hall, Harare

Ceiba speciosa

Photo: Linda Hyde
De Villiers Road, Alexandra Park, Harare

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Synonyms: Chorisia speciosa A. St.-Hil.
Common names: Brazil Kapok (English) Silk floss tree (English)
Frequency:
Status: Cultivated tree
Description:
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: speciosa: showy, good-looking
Habitat:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Native to the north-east of Argentina, east of Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay and southern Brazil; commonly planted in subtropical and tropical countries.
Zimbabwe distribution:
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
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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.

Other sources of information about Ceiba speciosa:

External websites:

Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Ceiba speciosa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ceiba speciosa
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ceiba speciosa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ceiba speciosa
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Ceiba speciosa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ceiba speciosa
Ispot Southern Africa : Ceiba speciosa
JSTOR Plant Science: Ceiba speciosa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ceiba speciosa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ceiba speciosa
Tropicos: Ceiba speciosa
West African Plants database: Ceiba speciosa


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Ceiba speciosa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=162260, retrieved 24 November 2014

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