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Family: MALVACEAE 

 Ceiba acuminata
 

  
Author:  Joseph Nelson Rose 1905
Family:  Malvaceae
Habitat:  Mexico, South America
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  1 meter
Height:  12 meters
Flower:  Pale yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Silk Cotton Tree, Pochote
Synonyms:  Eriodendron acuminata S.Watson 1886. Eriodendron tomentosum B.L. Rob. 1894. Ceiba tomentosa Britten & Baker f. 1896
This member of the Malvaceae family was given this name by Joseph Nelson Rose in 1905. It is found in the Sonoran Desert, Mexico, growing in a well drained soil with lots of sun. The trunk can grow to one meter in diameter, and reach for twelve meters. The large flowers are from white to yellow, and the plant is said to be produced by seeds only, although I have succeeded with cuttings.