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Family: MALVACEAE 

 Chorisia insignis
 

Photo by Mireille Riesenbeck.

  
Author:  Carl Sigismund Kunth 1821
Family:  Malvaceae
Habitat:  Central-Northern South Africa
Soil:  Rich-Mix
Water:  Medium-Maximum
Sun:  Medium-Maximum
Thickness:  180 centimetres
Height:  15 metres
Flower:  White- Cream Coloured
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  White Floss Silk Tree
Synonyms:  Might now be: Ceiba insignis, P.E.Gibbs & Semir 1988.
Chorisia chodatii Hassl. 1907
   This member of the Malvaceae family was given this name by Carl Sigismund Kunth in 1821. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay and Peru, growing in a rich soil with some to lots of water and some to lots sun. The stem can grow to 180 centimetres in diameter and the tree can grow to 15 meters height. The flowers are white to cream coloured. The stem and heavy branches have slightly less spines than the close related Chorisia speciosa.