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