Pseudobombax ellipticum (Kunth) Dugand

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Pseudobombax ellipticum

Photo: David Hartung
Botanic Gardens, Harare, near National Parks entrance

Pseudobombax ellipticum

Photo: David Hartung
Botanic Gardens, Harare, near National Parks entrance

Pseudobombax ellipticum

Photo: David Hartung
Botanic Gardens, Harare, near National Parks entrance

Pseudobombax ellipticum

Photo: David Hartung
Botanic Gardens, Harare, near National Parks entrance

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Synonyms: Bombax ellipticum Kunth
Common names: Shaving-brush tree (English)
Description: Tree to 10 m. Bark smooth. Leaves palmate; leaflets 3-6, ± elliptic, to 30 cm long. Flowers opening before the leaves appear. Calyx usually with 10 basal glands. Petals to 15 cm long, white to pink, oblong-linear. Stamens numerous, separate nearly to the base. Capsule fusiform to 15 cm long.
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Derivation of specific name: ellipticum: elliptic; referring to the leaf shape
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Worldwide distribution: From Mexico to Guatemala
Growth form(s): Tree.
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pseudobombax ellipticum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Pseudobombax ellipticum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Pseudobombax ellipticum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Pseudobombax ellipticum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Pseudobombax ellipticum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Pseudobombax ellipticum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Pseudobombax ellipticum
iNaturalist: Pseudobombax ellipticum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pseudobombax ellipticum
JSTOR Plant Science: Pseudobombax ellipticum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pseudobombax ellipticum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pseudobombax ellipticum
Plants of the World Online: Pseudobombax ellipticum
Tropicos: Pseudobombax ellipticum
Wikipedia: Pseudobombax ellipticum


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Pseudobombax ellipticum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=184610, retrieved 12 May 2021

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