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Family: MALVACEAE 

 Cavanillesia arborea
 

Photo by Alan Butterfield.

  
Author:  Karl Moritz Schumann 1886
Family:  Malvaceae
Habitat:  North-eastern Brazil
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  1,5 meter
Height:  27 meters
Flower:  White-Pink
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Barriguda
Synonyms:  Pourretia arborea, Willdenow.

Photo by Gregg DeChirico.

Photo by Alan Butterfield.

Only half a year old, and already forming a nice thickened stem. Around 50 centimetres high.

   This member of the Malvaceae (former Bombacaceae) family was described by Karl Moritz Shumann in 1886. It is found in the North-eastern Brazil, growing in the dry forests in well drained soil with little water and some sun. The stem can grow to 1,5 meters in diameter and 27 meters height. The flowers are white to pink.

Soaked; the seeds will swallow from 4 grams to 90 grams in 15 minutes.
(The five wings have been cut of for mailing.)

Within this mass of jell lies a 4 centimetre rather soft seed.