Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn.

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Ceiba pentandra

Picture: Mark Hyde
National Botanic garden, Harare

Ceiba pentandra

Picture: Mark Hyde
National Botanic garden, Harare

Ceiba pentandra

Picture: Mark Hyde
National Botanic garden, Harare

Ceiba pentandra

Picture: Mark Hyde
National Botanic garden, Harare

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Synonyms: Bombax pentandrum L.
Ceiba casearia Medik.
Eriodendron anfractuosum DC.
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Derivation of specific name: pentandra: with five stamens.
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Worldwide distribution: Pantropical.
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Growth form(s): Tree.
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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 239.

Wild, H. (1961). Bombacaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 414 - 517. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: cultivated Ceiba pentandra
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Ceiba pentandra
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Ceiba pentandra
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Ceiba pentandra

External websites:

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


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Ceiba pentandra.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=167510, retrieved 26 April 2018

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